MAGISTRATES COURT by Henry H. Curran

MAGISTRATES COURT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

I don't know just what the market is for this book, but I found it delightful reading. A group of twenty sketches drawn from actual cases and characters that come before the Chief Magistrate of N.Y.C. He has to combine the wisdom of Solomon, with the wit and humor of Will Rogers, the social awareness of Jane Adams. Street Walkers, quarreling women, upset children, truck drivers who have run over pedestrians, brewery bums, dope fiends -- a strange galaxy of figures. The judge deals with them as human beings, and a sure genius emerges from these sincere sketches.

Publisher: Scribner