Books: RECENT & READABLE, Jun. 9, 1952

The Thurber Album. Back through the turns of time with James Thurber of Columbus, Ohio (TIME, June 2).

Winston Churchill, by Robert Lewis Taylor. Cheerfully anecdotal biography (TIME. June 2).

Witness. The confessional autobiography of Whittaker Chambers (TIME, May 26).

Homage to Catalonia, by George Or well. The Spanish civil war as seen by the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four (TIME, May 19).

The Time of the Assassins, by God frey Blunden. A tale of two fanaticisms —the SS kind and the NKVD kind— in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov (TIME, May 19).

The Golden Hand, by Edith Simon.

Life & death in a fictional English village...

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