Books: Philippine Perplexity

ORPHANS OF THE PACIFIC: THE PHILIPPINES— Florence Horn — Reynal & Hitchcock ($3.50).

Florence Horn is a small, sapient Connecticut Yankee quietly outraged by the U. S. citizen who places Manila in Cuba. Late in 1939 she took her journalistic acumen and a social conscience to the little-known Commonwealth of the Philippines, within three months turned the polyglot, 7,091-isle archipelago inside out gathering research for a FORTUNE article. Orphans of the Pacific is the byproduct.

"The U. S. A.," says Authoress Horn, "doesn't know what to do about the Philippines and never has, from...

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