Books: The Year's Books

U.S. book lovers, their eyes alight with Christmas benefaction, filed into book stores last week and found that one of the most momentous years in history had produced one of the most unstimulating book lists on record.

Only last Christmas, the German armies in their last great lunge had bulged through the Allied lines in Belgium, and it looked as if they could not be halted short of Antwerp. Since then Germany had been smashed to pieces, Japan had bowed itself into national nonentity, the atom bomb had been dropped. The bomb that obliterated...

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