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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT—Henry F. Prlngle—Farrar & Rineharf (2 vols. $7.50).

Noting resemblances between the first and the second Roosevelt has been the pastime of many a pundit. Along about 1942, equally instructive parallels may perhaps be noted between their successors. To any such exercises, Henry F. Pringle's biography of Taft should be indispensable. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for his biography of Theodore Roosevelt, Pringle was well qualified to write about the man whom T. R. picked for President and, later, bitterly denounced. Nearly 500,000 Taft...

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