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TWENTY-FIVE: Being a Young Man's Candid Recollections of his Elders and Betters — Beverley Nichols—Doran ($2.50). Beverley Nichols is one of those beamish young men of whom England and the U. S. were so full in the early, hearty days of the English Speaking Union. A product of that downy nest of Britain's prime ministers, diplomats, barristers and wind-bags—the Oxford Union—he came to the U. S. on the British Universities Mission. Some impressions:

Of Nicholas Murray Butler: "My God, what a mind! . . . The epitome of the commonplace." Of the White House: "Like going to see a...

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