Books: Coldstream of History

SERGEANT NELSON OF THE GUARDS—Gerald Kersh—John C. Winston ($2.50).

When Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery made a flying trip to England after the Normandy landing, one of the first things he did was to read Faces in a Dusty Picture. This brusque, vivid novel about the Libyan campaign was written by a 35-year-old veteran named Gerald Kersh—in civilian life an author, bouncer, traveling salesman, debt collector and professional wrestler; in World War II a Hemingway-mustached Tommy in Britain's oldest (1650) regiment-of-the-line, the Coldstream Guards. Now Author Kersh has followed up his...

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