After reviewing briefly an unhappy childhood, the author tells of his leaving his good family background and coming to...

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TAKING CHANCES: A Record of Adventure

After reviewing briefly an unhappy childhood, the author tells of his leaving his good family background and coming to America at 17. There follows a record of many and varied experiences, as band leader, vaudevillean, common laborer, tramp -- and eventually his return to England on a cattle boat, then striking out for the Far East and winding up in Africa, where his story ends, leaving him developing a small farm. An interesting picture of adolescent restlessness and experiences with people, places, jobs met by a rootless character. Not sordid or self-pitying -- but accepting life as it came. Not much point to telling all -- but well told at that.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1937