National Affairs: Farley's Velvet

In book form appeared Behind the Ballots,* Jim Farley's "personal history of a politician," fascinating reading for all who like politics. Written mostly by Mr. Far ley, the book is strong proof that Presidents, like babies, are not left by the stork but born of patient labor. Mr. Farley shows to quiet, blunt, shrewd advantage as the man who made one President and might well make another. For serial rights, The American Magazine paid Mr.

Farley $75,000, just enough to get him out of the debts incurred by him since going to Washington as Postmaster General at $15,000 per year. Book royalties...

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