Books: War & Politics

Politics and its tough offspring war were among the year's most minatory realities. But their reflection in books fell somewhat short of the total original. Among the most provocative were: Henry A. Wallace's Sixty Million Jobs, the Secretary of Commerce's pat prescription for the more abundant life, 1945-style; Charles G. Bolté's The New Veteran (what war has made of the uniformed American and what he hopes to make of himself and others hope to make of him in peace); Up Front, soldier-cartoonist Bill Mauldin's grimly amusing picturization (with sardonic matching text) of the...