Books: Over the Hills & Far Away

JOURNEY TO THE END OF AN ERA (438 pp.)—Me/wn Hall—Scrtbner ($3.75).

Colonel Melvin Hall, U.S.A.A.F (ret.), has led the life that small boys and commuters dream of. His father, a successful Vermont businessman, was a passionate canoeist, boxer, bicyclist, motorist and traveler, and he shared those hobbies with his son just as soon as Melvin was out of diapers. At twelve, young Hall made his first tour of Europe (in a Pan-hard); at 17, he was ridden clear around the world; at 18 he attended George V's Coronation Durbar (1911) in India, watched the imperial sweat drip from the...

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