Books: Rubicon Double-Crossed

WIFE TO CAESAR—Berthe K. Mellett— Brewer, Warren & Putnam ($2).

In Wife to Caesar, as in her first novel The Ellington Brat, Authoress Mellett places her characters along the Potomac's stormy northeast bank. A Washingtonian, wife of the Scripps-Howard editor of the Washington Daily News, she has seen great political and social lions grow from little cubs. The results of her bright-eyed observation she sets down in an excited, exciting style. With its high-pressure people, its journalistic plot, her rather amateurish novel somehow manages to be one of the most characteristically U....

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