Books: Green Goods & Grey Men

POWERS OF ATTORNEY by Louis Auchincloss. 280 pages. Houghfon Mifflin. $4.50.

The suspicion that lawyers are not as other men will be deepened rather than dispelled by Author-Lawyer Louis Auchincloss' twelve stories about Tower, Tilney & Webb, a great New York law firm. Auchincloss has become a habitual bestseller with his tales and novels (The Injustice Collectors') about the hereditary rich and the lawyers who themselves become rich by helping the rich stay that way. His current stories are about a specialized tribe within the specialized race—the grey men who deal in "green goods" (securities), and the sharpies who can reduce...

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