Books: Side-Show

OUR LORDS AND MASTERS—The Unofficial Observer — Simon & Schuster ($3.50).

A long (389 page) volume of biographical information, political speculation, insinuation and prophecy. Our Lords and Masters gives a general impression of glibness and self-confidence, succeeds in rendering international affairs even more bewildering than newspaper readers could have guessed. Like an experienced side-show barker, Unofficial Observer announces that his exhibit of contemporary world leaders, wire-pullers and heroes is guaranteed to shock, startle and enlighten, that it is of momentous importance to average citizens, that it must be seen to be believed....

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