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,...