Books: Old Veteran

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CURMUDGEON —Harold L. Ickes—Reynal & Hitchcock ($3).

"If, in these pages, I have hurled an insult at anyone, be it known that such was my deliberate intent, and I may as well state flatly now that it will be useless and a waste of time to ask me to say that I am sorry."

With these characteristic words, Harold Le( )Cla(i)r(e)* I ekes throws a drawerful of gantlets into a gallery of faces and squares off. In his 350 pages Curmudgeon Ickes knots himself up in every possible variety and...

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