Books: Pip's Portrait

J. PIERPONT MORGAN: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT—Herbert L. Satterlee—Macmillan ($3.75).

The elder J. (for John) Pierpont Morgan distrusted newspapermen, avoided "magazine men," and there is no record of his having high regard for any writers except the dead. Unlike the Rockefellers, the Morgans nave not gone in for personal pressagentry; neither have they unbosomed themselves to historians. Consequently, the chief books on the elder Morgan, able in other respects, are either obscure or theatrical on the interesting question of how Morgan felt about being Morgan, boy and man.

Herbert Livingston Satterlee's intimate portrait replaces the...

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