Books: Who Won the War? I Did

TRIUMPH IN THE WEST (438 pp.)—Arthur Bryant—Doubleday ($6.95).

One of the best-kept secrets of World War II was spilled by British Historian Arthur Bryant in a book called The Turn of the Tide (TIME, May 20, 1957). Who really devised the strategy that defeated Germany? Bryant's answer: General Alan Brooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff from 1941 to 1946. How did Historian Bryant know? Because the general —now Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke—had said so in his diary, which is the meat and bones of The Turn of the Tide. As Brooke saw it,...

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