Books: RECENT & READABLE, Mar. 2, 1953

The Colditz Story, by P. R. Reid. Prisoners v. prisonkeepers, and how a handful of Allied officers proved the formidable Nazi fortress of Colditz not escape-proof after all (TIME, Feb. 23).

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...

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