Books: All Things to All Men

TRIALS AND OTHER TRIBULATIONS (285 pp.)—Damon Runyon—Lipplncotf ($3).

"A big murder trial possesses some of the elements of a sporting event," wrote the late Damon Runyon. "I am not one of those who criticize the curiosity of the gals who storm the doors of the court room. . . . If I had not seen them, I know I would have been consumed with curiosity to peer at Mrs. Snyder and Judd Gray. . . . It is only a slight variation of the same curiosity that makes me eager to see . . . a great baseball player."

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