Books: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Inc.

THE END OF IT (285 pp.)—Mitchell Goodman—Horizon ($4.50).

Most war novels are not much deeper than foxholes. What gives this one its unusual quality is that Author Mitchell Goodman is at bottom concerned with men at peace rather than men at war. In exploring the nature of the war, he has produced an effective satire on the nature of the society that wages it.

Following the Fifth Army in 1944 from the winter standoff in the mountains south of Rome to the headlong drive through the hills of Tuscany, he stays clear of both the trench-foot and the snafu schools of war writing....

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