About the most interesting thing in Mr. Rose's book is the fact that he got his erstwhile brother-in-law, Humphrey Bogart, into the films. Otherwise his ""Memories of Fox-hunting, Racing, and Publishing"" is a passing pleasantry. To him, hunting is ""more than a way of life: it is life itself!"" He first hunted to hounds at the Cavalry School in Fort Riley, Kansas, where he was stationed after duty overseas in World War I. He has proceeded to show, hunt and point-to-point races, and equine experiences interlard the story of a publishing career (at McBride he discovered Steinbeck; worked as Fox Films East Coast story, editor, headed Little, Brown's New York office, went to Philadelphia for the Ladies' Home Journal, then SEP, by the way penning columns for The New Yorker early on). For friends and acquaintances; otherwise, tally-ho-hum.