Books: Denver Don Quixote

SALUTE TO YESTERDAY—Gene Fowler— Random House ($2.50).

The legends of Gene Fowler's newspaper life, his bawdy ballads, crotchets and Hollywood adventures, have put his career on the same picturesque level as the subjects of his antic literary works (Shoe the Wild Mare, The Great Mouthpiece, Timber Line). In Salute to Yesterday, his first novel in six years, Author Fowler legend for legend backs his own career well into the shade. A frankly sentimental salute to the brave past, evolving around the doings of a Denver die-hard pioneer, the yarn is calculated to send readers into...

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