Books: Recent & Readable, Jun. 12, 1950

Captain Sam Grant, by Lloyd Lewis. A rich reconstruction of Ulysses Grant's early years, in a biography that strips much of the stiffness and stuffiness from his legend (TIME, May 29).

D. H. Lawrence: Portrait of a Genius But .... by Richard Aldington. A lively life of the icon-smashing author of Lady Chatterley's Lover (TIME, May 29).

No Time to Look Back, by Leslie Greener. A South African novelist finds a Christlike figure among the prisoners in a Japanese P.W. camp, traces his influence on prisoners and guards in a moving, if sometimes oracular...

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