Books: Meandering Manners

ALL SUMMER LONG — Wilder Hobson —Duell, Sloan & Pearce ($2.50).

"You'll be happy working for me. I really am a man of parts, you know," said suave, gentlemanly J. (for Jack) Bates Upham, looking into the gold-digging depths of Estelle's grey eyes. Then he drove her to his old brownstone in Brooklyn Heights, and showed her the roulette table prettily concealed behind the Victorian knickknacks. Estelle, "wearing a décolletage which . . . did a good deal for a roulette player's perspective," shortly became the principal attraction of debonair J. Bates Upham's fashionable gambling joint.

Scion of "a long line of New...

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