Books: People Going Crazy

PERSIAN GULF COMMAND—Joel Sayre —Random House ($2).

"The way I seen Persia," said a dreamy G.I. to Correspondent Joel Sayre as their ship entered the Persian Gulf, ''was a swell big marble layout in the moonlight with a built-in pool. Birds was singing, but not too loud, and everything smelt wonderful. Some guys with turbans was taking it easy on cushions. They had whiskers and they was having a smoke out of them jars with the hose on them and they was smothered in wonderful-looking broads . . . wearing them long peekaboo pants....

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