Books: Heretic

THE WAY OF A TRANSGRESSOR—Negley Farson— Harcourt, Brace ($3).

Vincent Sheean did not start it, but his Personal History set the year's pace for a whole series of newshawk reminiscences. Readers accustomed to bending a reverential eye on the studied memoirs of superannuated statesmen welcomed the more realistic disclosures of men who had watched the scene-shifters of history at work. Walter Duranty, dean of U. S. correspondents in Russia, soon joined Sheean in the best-seller lists. John Gunther, who has the perfect newshawk's point of view, seeing historical events in terms of palpitating...

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