Books: The Happy Warrior's Legacy

AL SMITH : HERO OF THE CITIES by Matthew and Hannah Josephson. 505 pages. Houghfon Mifflin. $7.95. THE FIRST HURRAH: A BIOGRAPHY OF ALFRED E. SMITH by Richard O'Connor. 318 pages. Putnam. $6.95. In nostalgic political memory, Alfred Emanuel Smith appears as a jaunty, cigar-chomping, roughhewn Irishman in a brown derby, the first serious Roman Catholic candidate for President, and the man who later turned on his aptest pupil, Franklin Roosevelt, to become a noisy opponent of the New Deal. All that is...

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