Books: Rappers & Knockers

NOTHING SO STRANGE (250 pp.)—Arthur Ford, with Margueritte Harmon Bro—Harper ($3.75).

It seems to be getting harder all the time to raise spirits from the vasty deep, and if it were not for a few medium-rare souls, including Arthur Ford, magical goings-on would be largely confined to the hinterlands of Africa, the Caribbean islands and Tibet. The author of this book, a professional medium and onetime minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), was once urged by his familiar spirits to get out of the stock market. The time was 1929, and, wherever it came from, it was a rattling...

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