Books: New Chicago

CHICAGO: A PORTRAIT—Henry Justin Smith—Century ($5)*

Henry Justin Smith, for five years the spare, bespectacled, kindly managing editor of the Chicago Daily News, knows his city, likes to write about it. His first book on Chicago (Chicago: The History of Its Reputation—TIME, Sept. 9, 1929), written in collaboration with Lloyd Lewis (now Daily News drama critic), delved deep into the gory lore of Chicago's dirty past, took no pains to paint a pretty picture. With a World's Fair in the offing, with a concerted effort on the part of its more worthy citizenry to put raw beefsteak on Chicago's black eye, Author...

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