Books: Boxer

IROX MAN—W. R. Burnett—Dial ($2.50).

Author Burnett's first book, Little Caesar, was about a Chicago gangster; his second is the tale of a prizefighter. He writes, not for men only, but primarily for men. Women play a small part in his stories and he writes always from and to a strictly masculine point of view.

William C. ("Coke") Mason was a one-time factory hand from Ohio, whom his boyhood pal George Regan coached, bullied, kidded into a middleweight boxer of championship calibre. Soon after Coke left the factory, his wife, a small-time gold digger...

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