Books: War in Iberia

RIFLEMAN DODD AND THE GUN—C. S. Forester—Little, Brown ($2.50).

Before he became the most readable of living sea-storytellers, C. S. Forester (Captain Horatio Hornblower) wrote two novels still scarcely known to U.S. readers.* Both are about the war against Napoleon's legions in Spain and Portugal. They are not quite up to the best of his seagoing stories, but thanks to Forester's interest in the men and minutiae of military tactics, they are well out of the class of most "historical novels."

Honor and Horror. Rifleman Dodd, cut off from his regiment in Portugal,...

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