Books: Father by Son

As HE SAW IT (270 pp.)—Elliott Roosevelt—Duell, Sloan & Pearce ($3).

A smart errand boy hears a lot, especially if he happens to be the son of a President. F.D.R.'s second son and self-styled errand runner ("I'm the Roosevelt who didn't go to Harvard") undoubtedly heard plenty: at the Atlantic Charter conference, at Casablanca, Cairo and Teheran. How well he remembers what he heard may be something else, as his mother tactfully suggests in her foreword to this book: "I am quite sure that many of the people who heard many of the conversations recorded herein, interpreted them differently, according to their...

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