Books: Hoarse Marine

OLD GIMLET EYE: ADVENTURES OF SMEDLEY D. BUTLER—as told to Lowell Thomas—Farrar & Rinehart ($2.75). Now that Major-General Smedley Darlington Butler has retired, the U. S. Marine Corps is not so often in the news. Few soldiers have been more tanned by the limelight. A fighter who enjoys his reputation, General Butler started scrapping early in life and has continued to fight it out on that line, letting the news stories fall where they may. With the help of Ghost-Writer Lowell Thomas he has laid all his scraps end to end, called...

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