Books: Recent & Readable, May 8, 1950

Escape to Adventure, by Fitzroy Maclean. A brigadier and Tory M.P. describes his prewar prowling in Russia, his commando escapades in the North African desert and his guerrilla life with Tito in one of the best personal-adventure books of World War II (TIME, May 1).

The Grand Alliance, by Winston Churchill. The third volume, covering 1941, of the ablest, most colorful contribution yet made to the history of the war (TIME, May 1).

The Town, by Conrad Richter. Hard work and lusty humors in the building of Ohio; good fictional Americana in a novel that...

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