Books: Army of the Cumberland

BOY IN BLUE—Royce Brier—Appleton-Century ($2.50).

Northerners called it the Rebellion; Southerners, the War between the States. Historians refer to it as the Civil War. But what plain folks called it while it was going on, few Northerners or Southerners or historians can now tell convincingly. To roll back time 75 years is a trick only artists can perform. Evelyn Scott has had a good try. Last week Newshawk Royce Brier had another. A Pulitzer Prizeman (for his story of the Brooke Hart kidnappers, 1934). he went at his bigger story in first-rate newshawk fashion....