Books: Recent & Readable, Apr. 24, 1950

Of Men and Mountains, by William O. Douglas. Trout-fishing and mountain-climbing in the tall Northwest, served up with a garnish of mountain-made philosophy by a U.S. Supreme Court justice (TIME, April 17).

Friar Felix at Large, by H. F. M. Prescott. The rough and rocky road to Jerusalem as traveled by 15th Century Frater Felix Fabri and described with Chaucerian zest in his own account; retold in a good night's reading by Novelist Prescott (TIME, April 10).

This Reckless Breed of Men, by Robert Glass Cleland. A lively, well-documented tribute to the bold,...