Books: Bright Boy

BEFORE I FORGET — Burton Rascoe— Doubleday, Doran ($3).

Burton Rascoe has always been a bright boy. As an urchin in Kentucky, a lad in Oklahoma, a stripling in Chicago, a young man in Manhattan he showed the same kind of promise as the Napoleonic private with a marshal's baton in his knapsack. On the U. S. literary front of 15 years ago, if they wanted a man to encourage the van or to harass the foe from the rear, Burton Rascoe was just the man. This week, when he published his long-promised reminiscences, he...

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