Books: St. Helena

THE PINNACLE OF GLORY — Wilson Wright—Macmillan ($2.50).

Death is the final curtain to every man's performance, but sometimes it would be more decent, more dramatic to ring it down beforehand. The applause for Napoleon's last bow was at Waterloo, not on St. Helena. But the story of Napoleon's slow fattening for death, anti-climactic though it seems to his career, is a tragi-comedy in itself. Author "Wilson Wright" (William Reitzel) has made the most of it, re-stirring the teacup-tempest with an impartial spoon. From contemporary, controversial accounts of Napoleon's dying days he has...