Books: Lost Time

UNFINISHED BUSINESS—Stephen Bonsal —Doubleday, Doran ($3).

One winter afternoon in Berlin in 1915, Stephen Bonsal met a bewildered American vainly trying to get directions from passing Germans. They brushed him aside. Bonsal came to his rescue, and so became acquainted with wirepulling, involved, ambiguous Colonel Edward House, of Texas, the Harry Hopkins of the Wilson regime.

Stephen Bonsal was soon acting under Colonel House's orders. He knew far more about Europe than House did. Born in Maryland, educated in New Hampshire (St. Paul's) and Germany (Heidelberg), Bonsal had in 1915 been a world traveler...

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