Books: From Riad to Roosevelt

MY UNCONSIDERED JUDGMENT—Noel F. Busch—Houghton, Mifflin ($2).

WHAT MANNER OF MAN?—Noel F. Busch—Harpers ($2).

Noel F. (for Fairchild) Busch, 38, is a character who would seem wholly plausible to any reader of detective stories. New York City-born and Princeton-bred, he is tall, lean, dark, fastidious, athletic and adventurous, conceals a lively curiosity beneath an air of skeptical and somewhat bored amusement, and is gifted with a sardonic manner which is most effective when directed at waiters who neglect to have his food prepared without butter or his bacon fried to a sufficient...

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