Books: Huckster in the Tabernacle

BILLY SUNDAY WAS HIS REAL NAME (325 pp.)— William G. McLoughlin Jr. —University of Chicago Press ($5.50).

The people of the U.S., who dearly love a good show and are addicted to the principle of truth by endorsement, could not resist a born showman who had once batted .359 for the Chicago White Sox. His name, Billy Sunday, seemed like an assurance of all things good and democratic, and he was endorsed by John D. Rockefeller Jr.

This helps explain the remarkable fact that a man who boasted that he did not know "any more...

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