Books: Small President

A PRESIDENT is BORN—Fannie Hurst—Harper ($2.50).

The Story. "Twenty-two sat down to dinner on a Thanksgiving afternoon at four, 1903, in the House on Sycamore Street." These were the sons and daughters, the grandsons and granddaughters of Mathilda Schuyler and the Old Gentleman, her husband. It was this coarse, fibrous old man who, at the end of dinner, told the family which he had planted so securely in fertile Ohio: "Your mother, children, God bless her, is going to have a baby."

This baby was David Schuyler. He grew up with his nephews...

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