Books: King Christina

CHRISTINA OF SWEDEN—Margaret Goldsmith—Doubleday, Derail ($2.50). When Greta Garbo's latest picture was released this week, cinemaddicts learned an historical fact: there was once a ruler of Sweden named Christina. But Authoress Goldsmith's biography gives a clearer picture of what manner of woman she was than Hollywood would ever dare. Not a first-rate book, Christina of Sweden at least gives U. S. readers a glimpse of one of the lesser-known figures of history. Only child of the great Gustavus Adolphus, Christina (1626-89) should have been a man, for she always acted like one....

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