Fiction: Recent Books: Nov. 15, 1937


MIDAS OF THE ROCKIES—Frank Waters —Covici, Friede ($3). A native son's firecracker salute to Winfield Scott Stratton, discoverer of Colorado's fabulous Cripple Creek gold mine, the ex-carpenter whose eccentricities, secretive dissipations, tightfistedness, double-dealing make lively reading, but not, in Author Waters' account, much sense.

AUGUSTUS — John Buchan — Houghton Mifflin ($4.50). Attempt, carefully collated, well-considered, sympathetically written by Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor General of Canada, to recreate what the creator of the "Augustan Peace" must have been like. Heavyish going, however, for all but the more serious readers.



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