Books: Peculiar

BRYAN—THE GREAT COMMONER—J. C. Long—Appleton ($3.50).

The Man. "A cross between St. George and Don Quixote"—one might add P. Y. Barnum to Author Long's analysis, and so justify Asquith in diagnosing Bryan as "a peculiar product of your country." If by peculiar he meant curious, there are those in this country who would agree; if, which is more likely, he meant typical, there are those who would cavil. Not so Author Long, who writes a sympathetic though by no means fanatic account of the loves and hates, works and troubles, of the peculiar product....