Books: Mars v. Militarism

MILITARY HISTORY OF THE WORLD WAR — Girard Lindsley McEntee — Scribner ($7.50).

THE HISTORY OF MILITARISM—Alfred Vagts—Norton ($4.75).

In war books like Hervey Allen's Toward The Flame, big battles are presented from the plain soldier's point of view as little more than explosions of murderous confusion. Captain Liddell Hart's A History of the World War, caustically analyzing the strategy of opposing generals, gives the impression that battles were almost as confusing to the professionals who planned and directed them. Readers who want to add to their knowledge of what happened at the...

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