Books: Inside Germany

BERLIN DIARY — William L. Shirer—Knopf ($3).

This diary is the most complete news report yet to come out of wartime Germany. In 1934, William Lawrence Shirer went to Berlin to report Nazi doings for Hearst's Universal News Service. Before he left in 1940, he had reported the destruction of European civilization from the center of the destroying whirlwind. This volume is the record. Says Shirer:

"I jotted down these things from day to day. Unfortunately some of rny original notes were lost; others I burned ... a few things I dared not write down....