Books: Midas-Touch

JAY GOULD—Robert Irving Warshow—Greenberg ($3.50).

Once only, Jay Gould waited in the European anteroom of a Banker Rothschild. He had sent in his card. Presently, it was returned to him with a message. "Europe," observed Banker-Baron Rothschild, "is not for sale."

Europe thereby gained a unique distinction. There was little else that Jay Gould could not buy. On occasion, he found it advisable and practicable to buy railroads, judges, newspapers, city governments, friends, banks. Once, when his mind conceived the extraordinary stroke of cornering Gold, he attempted, and very nearly accomplished, the purchase of the U. S. government.

Author Warshow's book is a faithful...

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