Books: French Manhattan*

NEW YORK — Paul Morand — Holt ($2.50).

"I like New York because it is the biggest city of the world, and because it is inhabited by the strongest race in the world—the only one which has succeeded in organizing itself since the War; the only one which is not living on a past reputation; the only one, along with Italy, which does not demolish, but knows, on the contrary, how to construct." So says M. Morand, who has visited Manhattan four times, once for two months, and has seen enough to write...

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