Books: Kings Like Wells

THE KING WHO WAS A KING—H. G. Wells—Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). To Herbert George Wells, as to many another social idealist, man's future means a great deal. But Wells is prophet as well as wisher. Years ago, so he claims, he took a joyride in an aeroplane and prophesied Lindbergh. "This book" he declares, with some slight inaccuracy, "is the same sort of thing. . . . Can form, story and music be brought together to present the conditions and issues of the abolition of war in a beautiful, vigorous and moving work...

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