NON-FICTION: Two-Bladers, Four-Posters

WAR BIRDS—Diary of an Unknown Aviator—Doran ($3.50).* A glossy finish is not among this chronicle's properties. Not for effect but for grim, humorous, human record, and probably for relief, did the author set down in airmen's vernacular daily events and sensations from the day he sailed from Halifax to the eve of his death behind Germany's lines. Nor is it a philosopher's diary, but the blunt journal of a rather tough, inarticulate "war bird." He "laughs off" the emotion stirred in him by a full moon at sea, by guessing he needs...

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