Books: The Year in Books, Dec. 15, 1941

Six of the more than 10,000 books published in the U.S. in 1941 stood out in high relief:

Darkness at Noon ($2), Arthur Koestler's coldly incandescent novel about the ultimate moral dilemma of Russian purgers and purged;

Lanterns on the Levee ($3), by William Alexander Percy, a sensitive Southern aristocrat's assertion of stoic faith in the face of a world grown totally vulgar as well as totalitarian;

The Managerial Revolution ($2.50), James Burnham's blueprinting of why he thinks industrial managers will run the totalitarian world soon to come;

The Holmes-Pollock Letters ($7.50), the mellow, witty,...

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