Books: RECENT & READABLE, Feb. 16, 1953

Out of Red China, by Liu Shaw-tong. A straight and human account of life under Mao Tse-tung's new order, by a young Chinese who took a close look, then ran for his life (TIME, Feb. 9).

The Little Madeleine, by Mrs. Robert Henrey. Recollections of a girlhood in Paris during the early part of the century; a fine mixture of gentleness and Gallic realism (TIME, Feb. 9).

The Mongol Empire, by Michael Prawdin. First U.S. publication of a classic history of Genghis Khan and his successors; originally (1938) published in German (TIME, Feb. 9).

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