Books: Mentions- Oct. 8, 1928

A BOOK OF WORDS—Rudyard Kipling—Doubleday, Doran ($3.00). A collection of speeches—1906 to 1927. Untouched by new-fangled ions and isms, the old-time Kipling remembers the lure of the Orient, the challenge of drums, the thrill of courage, the virtue in authority.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1809-1858—Albert J. Beveridge—Houghton Mifflin, 2 vol. ($12.50). The facts of Lincoln's life, friends, and early career definitively arranged to speak for themselves. No poetizing, no psychoanalyzing.