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TEN YEARS AFTER -- Philip Gibbs --Doran ($2,50). Sir Philip Gibbs will always be remembered, one fancies, more as a War correspondent than a novelist.

In many ways, this book is one of his best. By the method of psychological analysis, he reviews the past ten years, beginning with the War. In swift panorama, the spirit of a whole decade lives again, stained not with the anxious excitement of that time, but with a critical pessimism merited by post-War events : Versailles, St. Germain, Trianon, Neuilly, scores of conferences, the Ruhr -- no sign of progress in the heart of...

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