Books: Yankee Spectator

JONATHAN BISHOP—Herbert Gorman —Farrar & Rinchart ($2.50).

That best-selling behemoth, Anthony Adverse (TIME. June 26), set the pace for what may well be a rout of historical novels in the U. S.. but that pace is a little too hot for Jonathan Bishop. In a story of such length and scope as Anthony Adverse the long rubbery arm of coincidence seemed only a little more elastic than natural; in Author Gorman's book it steals the show.

Jonathan, a well-to-do young Harvard graduate sent by his Boston father to see what he can see in the...