Books: Enter Pat & Pals

Police in seven states were looking for Alfred A. Knopf Jr., only son of leading Publisher (Borzoi Books), Gourmet and Skier Alfred A. Knopf Sr. Young (19) Knopf had left home and a summer job with a printing firm, despondent over being refused by Princeton, and determined (as he said in a note) not to return till he made good. A week later police found him in Salt Lake City, barefoot, hungry and broke. He had started out with $15, the last $2 of which someone had stolen from him while he was sleeping on a lawn in Utah. Bitterly, "Pat"...

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