Books: The Hero As An Army

MEN ON BATAAN-John Hersey-Knopf ($2.50).

For a hero-hungry U.S., TIME Editor John Hersey has written the first important life of General Douglas MacArthur. It is seldom easy to write the life of a hero, especially when that hero is also an army. Who was the hero of the Battle of Bataan? Author Hersey answers this biographical question by writing two books in one.

Book No. 1 is the biography of Douglas MacArthur. There are flashes of MacArthur's father, Arthur MacArthur, who fought for the Union at Missionary Ridge, who was the last military governor...

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