Books: Long Ride

TSCHIFFELY'S RIDE—A. F. Tschiffely—Simon & Sclmster ($3).

Over & above flagpole-sitting feats and dance marathons there are still some records hung so high and in such out-of-the-way places that few will care to shoot at them. Fortnight ago English airmen flew over Mt. Everest (TIME, April 10). Not so publicized or so spectacular but every bit as jaunty was Aime Felix Tschiffely's recent (1925-27) 10,000-mile horseback ride from Buenos Aires to Washington, D. C.

Native Swiss Tschiffely (pronounced Shiffaily) had taught school in England, then served nine years in an Anglo-U. S. school in the Argentine. Young, fit, unwilling to be a schoolmaster...