Your magazine's comments on Semmes of the Alabama [biography of the Confederacy's greatest privateer, reviewed in TIME, Oct. 31] seemed to follow your usual policy of throwing off on the South. However, you threw off your cloak of subtlety this time and became openly silly. . . .
N. J. HEYWARD Asheboro, N. C.
May I suggest that the surly manner in which you review Semmes of the Alabama, by W. Adolphe Roberts, is in itself no mean tribute to the subject of the book, and one which gains weight by...