The Libraiy Beacon
St Paul Public Librae
Volume VII JULY - DECEMBER, 1935 Numbers 3-4
BOOKS PEOPLE WANT TO READ
Among the books in greatest demand at the Public Library the "Seven
Pillars of Wisdom" by Lawrence of Arabia soars above all others, even in
spite of its oversize, and its stern and sometimes brutal descriptions of
the life he knew so well.
Next in popularity is Clarence Day's "Life With Father", a humorous
account of the family's adjustments. Stefan Zweig's "Mary, Queen of
Scotland and the Isles", a rather psychological biography of the unfortunate
Mary, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth, stands next.
In the Social Science and Industrial Arts Rooms debunking goes on
hilariously. Following "100,000,000 Guinea Pigs" and "Skin Deep",
"Counterfeit" exposes frauds in foods, while "Paying Through the Teeth"
may destroy faith in one's most cherished tooth paste. "Rats, Lice and
History" is a fascinating study of the effect these pests have had on human
In these rooms are also f