The stories Charles Grayson has selected for his fourth short story anthology pack a hard punch. Twenty-seven in number, old and new, they are the work of a roster of famous authors, including Hemingway, Steinbeck, Ben Hecht, Wilbur Steele, James Cain and Thurber, Raymond Chandler, Louis Bromfield, Walter Edmonds, Oliver La Farge, Sinclair Lewis, MacKinlay Kantor, Paul Gallico, etc.... The stories tend toward violence and adventure -- on the seas, in war, betting, pioneering. There is some love, some personal relationship, some mystery. A few humorous bits like Jesse Stuart's story are interspersed among the tenser tales, of which there are many. All have a complex of qualities and a depth and conflict that add up to good reading -- a good lot, intended for men, one which libraries and book-givers can trust.