Books: Democratic War

THROUGH THE FOG OF WAR—Liddell Hart—Random House ($2.50).

THE RAMPARTS WE WATCH—George Fielding Eliot—Reynal & Hitchcock ($3).

Military writing bulks large in U. S. literature. There is excellent reading in Admiral Mahan, in Grant (although his sentences sometimes march like exhausted infantry), in Sherman. But since the World War, military men have generally confined their writing to official journals, with only Captain Liddell Hart winning both a popular following and the respect of experts. Now wars are again making military commentaries popular. Last week Liddell Hart published Through the Fog of War,...

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