Books: Something for the Boys

YOUR KIDS AND MINE — Joe E. Brown — Doubleday, Doran ($2).

MIDDLE EAST DIARY — Noel Coward —Doubleday, Doran ($2).

Joe E. Brown, oldtime burlesque clown from Holgate, Ohio, and Noel Coward, dapper London sophisticate, have two things in common. Both have traveled thousands of miles, singing and gagging their heads off for G.I.s and Tommies from Nome to Karachi; both have now published accounts of their adventures.

Brown's book is a timely answer to the recent Army newspaper charge that he and other U.S.O. entertainers shirked their duty when the going got...

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