Books: Bad Boy

AMID THESE STORMS—Winston S. Churchill—Scribner ($3.50). Though Winston Churchill grew up physically long ago (he is 58), he is still and perennially the bad boy of British politics. Bubbling with super-adolescent energy and enthusiasms, hyper-adolescent ideas, unlike the typical Britisher he cannot refrain from sounding off on any subject that catches his briskly roving eye. Always refreshing (if you like enthusiasm per se), often more humorous than he intends, he apologizes for this collection of outbursts by saying that in an old world one must still amuse oneself like a child. Every Englishman...

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