Books: Benny Bache

THE TWO FRANKLINS — Bernard Faÿ —Little, Brown ($3.50).

Benjamin Franklin is still a canonical name in U. S. history despite modern knowledge of the ins & outs of the Doctor's private life. But many a devout patriot may be dismayed by French Professor Faÿ's sympathetic disclosure of the public goings-on of Franklin's favorite (legitimate) grandson, Benjamin Franklin Bache. Few U. S. schoolboys have ever heard of Benny Bache, whom Biographer Faÿ describes as "the most outspoken, the most reckless, the most generous, and the most neglected" figure of his day. In this authoritative...

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