Books: Love of England

When President Roosevelt went to Teheran in 1943, he took 50 detective stories along. For his 1945 conference with Churchill and Stalin he planned to take with him some of the most genial English essays in modern literature: The English Spirit by Alfred Leslie Rowse, Fellow of Oxford's All Souls College.

The English Spirit was published last year in London, will be published in the U.S. by Macmillan next week. It is a kind of book that U.S. readers seldom see, a miscellany of incidental writings on related subjects. It begins with a tribute...

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