Books: Liberal Conservative

As I REMEMBER HIM—THE BIOGRAPHY OF R. S.—Hans Zinsser—Little, Brown ($2.75).

It is clear that "R. S." and his old friend Hans Zinsser (Rats, Lice and History—TIME, Feb. 11, 1935) are one and the same man. Thanks to this adroit device, Dr. Zinsser eats, has and hands out whatever cake he pleases. As R. S. he shoots off his mouth to his heart's content.

As Biographer Zinsser, he gives R. S.

brakes and a steering wheel. In the end, treating himself to an autobiographer's rarest pleasure, he describes his own peaceful death.

R. S. was...

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