Books: Trial by Jury

A GENERATION ON TRIAL, U.S.A. v. ALGER Hiss (342 pp.)—Alistair Cooke —Knopf ($3.50).

Like most important U.S. trials, the case of the United States v. Alger Hiss was so fully reported that many surfeited newspaper readers still wonder just what went on in the courtroom. The most convenient and agreeable way to find out is to read A Generation on Trial by Alistair Cooke, brilliant U.S. correspondent of England's Manchester Guardian, himself a U.S. citizen since 1941.

Cooke has made no effort to go behind the trial evidence or to probe into the personal...

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