Books: Heroes

RANK AND FILE—Theodore Roosevelt —Scribners ($2.50). Author-Politician Roosevelt has one excuse for his compendium of two well-known hero sagas: an attempt is vaguely made to impress the reader with the fact that a nation expresses itself fully only in war time.

It is amusing to watch the propaganda of the elder Roosevelt stick its head up, break out a Rooseveltian double-barreled grin, and shout "Bully!" Balloon Buster Luke* is here not so much an aviator as one who loudly condemned our shameful inactivity prior to 1917.

Ably illustrated by Captain John W. Thomason Jr., Rank and File might interest any reader who has...

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