Books: Practical Politics

WASHINGTON CALLING!—Marquis W. Childs-Morrow ($2.50).

Washington Calling! fictionally rakes old-fashioned muck-raking—dedicated to the subservience of politics to big business —but with an agreeable, new-fangled urbanity.

Ex-Senator Charley Squires of Mishawauka, the story's 59-year-old hero, had a private law practice in Washington which netted him $60,000 a year. He lived in a Tudor house, had a nice nestegg in a London bank, stood in well with his party's national committee, had built up good-will by planting the right people in every bureau and department in the Capital. A widower for many years, he let friendly...

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