Books: The Beast In Us

The hottest bestseller of 1949 runs to less than 1,000 words and sells for an even dollar. White Collar Zoo is a collection of 73 brightly captioned pictures illustrating a well-known truth: that the posturings and expressions of any group of human beings and those of an animal farm are obviously and sometimes hilariously interchangeable. White Collar's success can be traced to the shock of recognition.

Author Clare Barnes Jr., art director for the big Manhattan advertising agency of Benton & Bowles, got his idea while looking through a batch of animal photographs for...

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