Books: Murmurous Germany

REACHING FOR THE STARS—Nora Waln —Little, Brown ($3).

You cannot indict a whole people, but unless you do you cannot start a war against them. For the common people on both sides in the World War, that lesson seemed bitterly evident for all time. Today it is apparently being forgotten all over again. Few men-in-the-street nowadays make much distinction between Hitler and the German people. For the majority, all Germans are 100% Nazi goosesteppers.

Nora Waln's Reaching for the Stars would do this majority good. A 43-year-old Pennsylvania Quaker, Nora Wain married an Englishman in the service of the Chinese government, went with...

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