Books: Carnies, Heels and Indians

THE TELEPHONE BOOTH INDIAN—A. J. Liebling—Doubleday, Doran ($2).

A. J. Liebling is one of the more proficient of The New Yorker's stylists; this is a collection of ten of his pieces. To read them at one sitting is like using a scalp vibrator for two hours on end. Taken with rest periods between, they are funny, sharp, engaging slices of Manhattan life. The two funniest:

Masters of the Midway tells about Dufour & Rogers, the Belascos of outdoor entertainment. They rule "that curious world of 60,000 outdoor show people, the 'carnies,' who travel from town...

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