Books: God & Mammon

THE FOLKS AT HOME (275 pp.)—Margaret Halsey—Simon & Schuster ($3).

Margaret Halsey was 28 when her best-selling assault on the British way of life, With Malice Toward Some (TIME, Aug. 28, 1938), swept her into realization of "the American Dream—the sudden, juicy, delicious, enthralling, entrancing, exhilarating acquisition of money." "Between Sunday night and Monday morning" she became a well-to-do celebrity, all set to hurl herself into the "national pastime" of "having things nice." "I had people in to dinner, and I had a maid to cook the dinner ... I got a divorce,...

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