Recent & Readable, Oct. 30, 1944


OF SMILING PEACE — Stefan Heym —Little, Brown ($2.50).

In a super dime novel complete with spies and a beautiful adventuress, refugee-Author Heym (now with the psychological warfare division of the Army) pictures the power-poker played by Axis and Allies in North Africa. The most interesting character is Darlan-like Monaitre, who offers his troops to the highest bidder. Although the elements are similar, the effect is less striking than the author's Hostages.

TRAGIC GROUND — Ersklne Caldwell —Duel], Sloan & Pearce ($2.50).

With characteristic (Tobacco Road) humor, Caldwell spotlights a Southern squatter community,...

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