THE ORIGIN OF THE NEXT WAR —John Bakeless — Viking ($2.50). Not more than a handful of excessively well-posted people can afford to miss this book. Since it contains not a word of "war scare" claptrap, there is room upon its vivid pages for enough striking fact and comment to burst the covers off an average volume of like heft. Yet Mr. Bakeless' thesis is expressible in a few lines, which he modestly quotes from General Tasker H. Bliss:

"It would seem that there must be a natural limit to the ability of a...

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