Books: The British

EMPIRE ON THE SEVEN SEAS—James Truslow Adams—Scribner ($3.50).

THE SUN NEVER SETS—Malcolm Muggeridge—Random House ($3).

In the flash of heliograph signals in the North Sea haze and the speaking of great naval guns, the world has lately read a certain statement about the British Empire. That statement is scarcely final in the fog of war, but it gives point to such books as Adams' and Muggeridge's.

Good, grey Historian Adams (The Epic of America) writes with unvarying civility and a firm point of view. It would be hard to find a single top-flight English...

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