Books: The Real Dope

GOD'S MEN (375 pp.]—Pearl Buck—John Day ($3.50).

Millionaire Clem Miller had a sick stomach and couldn't eat much himself, but he believed that people everywhere should have all the food they wanted without having to "ask for it or even work for it." His millionaire brother-in-law, William Lane, the newspaper-chain owner, couldn't help thinking Clem a crackpot. Lane thought people ought to work for their groceries. Novelist Pearl Buck leaves no doubt where she stands on this issue: her hero is Clem, who dies trying to sell the idea (to Roosevelt and Truman, among others) that so long as people's bellies are...

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