Books: Mention- Dec. 31, 1928

PILGRIMS OF ADVERSITY—William McFee—Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). The only American to be mentioned in the same breath with Joseph Conrad writes a long, rich novel of the Caribbean.

THE LIFE OF SIR MARTIN FROBISHER—William McFee—Harper ($4). Frobisher was an Elizabethan seadog who did not sell himself to history as thoroughly as did Drake. Conscientious biography.

LETIZIA BONAPARTE (Madame Mere)—Clement Shaw—Viking ($2). Brief sketch of a devoted mother, sound advisor, diplomatic friend.

MOTHER OF KINGS—Norval Richardson—Scribner ($5). Letizia Bonaparte's life in all its climaxes and vicissitudes, richly recorded with engaging anecdote and great personages.

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