Books: Desert Whopper

THE DOOMSDAY MEN—J. B. Priestley —Harper ($2.50).

In Midnight on the Desert, an account of his stay in Arizona in 1936, Author Priestley presented one of the most excited and semi-mystical rhapsodies on that section that has appeared since English writers, with strange literary consequences, started wintering in the U. S. Southwest. Even the boldest guess could not have anticipated the strange desert influence that breathes from The Doomsday Men— a lively mixture of adventure, mystery and improbabilities, free of literary significance but heavily weighted with a moral regarding the curse of...

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