Books: Boy's Man

HARDLY A MAN Is Now ALIVE—Don Beard—Doubleday, Doran ($3).

Hardly a man is now alive who remembers Dan Beard except as the be-buckskinned, gimlet-eyed, weather-resistant Grand Old Man of the Boy Scouts. Yet his autobiography gives only eleven pages to his career as founder and National Commissioner of the Boy Scouts. Apparently "Uncle" Dan thinks his 30 years of Scouting is altogether too well known—it "seems to have wiped my past history off the slate," he complains. His picturesque record of a Vanishing American, written with a sort of grizzled spryness, covers his...

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