PEOPLE NAMED SMITH by H. Allen Smith

PEOPLE NAMED SMITH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another totem pole for the low man-on-a, in this collection of Smith-iana, which researches the reclame of all those of his name who flourish, or have. From the garden of Smiths, he goes into the variety of given names, (to compensate for their omnipresent surname), the whole range of Smith-conaclousness in the fields of history, education, politics, society, industry, writing, show and entertainment business, sports, religion, the military, and roves happily through telephone books, international translations of Smith-sonia, and has a happy prowl through the largest family group of nomenclature. With Smiths bustin' out all over, and Smith upon Smith, thin Smith Vigilant should find a wide audience -- since they excel in numbers, don't mins your market... for there are lots of amusing anecdotes, marginalia, and Smithfields conquered here.

Pub Date: Oct. 5th, 1950
Publisher: Doubleday