Books: Oppenheim Tycoon

UP THE LADDER OF GOLD—E. Phillips Oppenheim—Little, Brown ($2).

The U. S. is the home of mass-production, but no U. S. author can compare as a mass-producer with Britishers Edgar Wallace and Edward Phillips Oppenheim.

Wallace has written so many Wallaces he can not remember some of them; Oppenheim has published more than 100 Oppenheims. U. S. Super-Tycoon Warren Rand was "the human riddle of two hemispheres." Cold as a fish, single-minded as an insect, his primary ambition was to make himself Richest Man in the World. Hundreds hated Tycoon Rand, scores tried to...

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