Books: Germs

THE MOTIVES OF NICHOLAS HOLTZ— Thomas Painter and Alexander Laing—Farrar & Rinehart ($2).

Nicholas Holtz was a fiend in tycoon form, but he was also a potent and respectable citizen. The unseen tsar of a million destinies, he had in his grasp three U. S. towns, complete with their industries, police force, politics. In devious but sufficiently direct ways he controlled everything that went on therein. Of the many simmering pies to which his finger had the prime right of poke, his armament industry was the pet. And armaments meant not simply...

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