Books: His Father's Voice

THE BITTER WOODS by John S. D. Eisenhower. 506 pages. G. P. Putnam's Sons. $10.

The son of a military hero has his problems. Life has given him not only a father to cope with but a commanding officer—and in special cases, not only a commanding officer but a myth. The son has two main choices. He can go AWOL as if his very life depended on it. Or, like the aide-de-camp who is so regularly there that no one notices him, he can play the role of absolutely loyal subordinate.

Few sons have had...

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