Books: Recent & Readable, Jul. 10, 1950

Follow Me Down, by Shelby Foote. How a God-fearing Mississippi farmer is seized by temptation and driven to murder; a taut little novel of crime & passion (TIME, July 3).

America Begins, edited by Richard M. Dorson. A selection from the diaries, memoirs, histories and letters of early American settlers provides some bright footnotes to the U.S. story (TIME, July 3).

World Enough and Time, by Robert Penn Warren. Political intrigue, murder and a good man's struggles of conscience in early 19th Century Kentucky; a rich, uneven historical novel by the author of All the...

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