Books: Box-Car Bertha

SISTER OF THE ROAD—As told to Dr. Ben L. Reitman—Macaulay ($2.50).

Nobody knows how many hoboes there are in the U. S. Nobody knows how many of them are women. Relief Administrator Harry Hopkins says there are 6,800. "BoxCar Bertha," whose ghost-written autobiography appeared last week, doubles the estimate. Whether or not Bertha is always strictly accurate in her figures or her facts, her narrative is cauliflower-ear-marked by the brutal truth, wears no wig. Beside Sister of the Road, such recent revelations as Mark Benney's Angels in Undress and John Worby's The Other Half,...

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