Books: Recent & Readable: Aug. 12, 1940

IN THE DARKNESS—Lothrop Stoddard—Duell, Sloan & Pearce ($2.75).

Author Stoddard, whose Rising Tide of Color made a stir 20 years ago, went into Germany last autumn, stayed three months as a special correspondent. His study of the Nazi State through its lower-middle-class functionaries, its multiplicity of iron, dogma-drenched organizations, its remorseless inner circle of lost, clever minds conveys the enormity of that revolution all the more vividly because Stoddard was not merely graveled; he was impressed.

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