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A PURITAN IN BABYLON: The Story of Calvin Coolidge—William Allen White—Macmillan ($3.50).

In spite of its subject—one of the most negative Presidents the U. S. ever had— orrl the fact that Country Editor William Allen White voted for Coolidge and wrote a partisan biography in 1925, this biography is a sharpshooting, puncturing book, at once the most human portrait of Coolidge the man, the most devastating portrait of Coolidge the politician, and the best account of the Coolidge bull market that has yet appeared.

Since 1925, 70-year-old William Allen White has done a lot of...

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