Books: High-Echelon Follies

COMMAND DECISION (258 pp.]—William Wister Haines — Little, Brown ($2.50).

Heroes in war novels usually wear an enlisted man's stripes, sometimes bars, rarely anything as awesome as an oak leaf. But the hero of this fast-moving, funny, occasionally angry yarn wears a general's star. Earnest, hard-working Brigadier General K. C. Dennis, who commands the 5th U.S. Bombardment Division, is worried about a new super-secret jet plane which the Nazis are about to put into production. He knows where its factories are hidden, also that his 6-175 could blast them sky-high were they given a chance. But the factories are deep inside...

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