Books: Man in War

VOLUNTEER IN SPAIN—John Sommerfield—Knopf ($1.50).

By boat and train to Paris, where in a small secret office his enlistment papers were filled out and approved; by train to Marseille and thence, by night and with all lights darkened, in a freighter across the Mediterranean—so John Sommerfield, young English Leftist writer, got into Spain to join the Loyalist Army. Landing, he was rushed to Albacete ("when I saw the name on the station it meant nothing then"), where in an ex-nunnery the collection of foreign volunteers later to be known as the International Column...