Books: Recent & Readable, Apr. 10, 1950

This Reckless Breed of Men, by Robbert Glass Cleland. A lively, well-documented tribute to the bold, restless, beaver-trapping mountain men whose exploits (1820-40) helped to push the frontier across the Rocky Mountains and into the Far West. First-rate Americana (TIME, April 3).

Nothing, by Henry Green. An amusing inquiry into the paradox of solemn youth and flaming age in postwar Britain, by the author of Loving (TIME, March 27).

A Degree of Prudery, by Emily Hahn.

A skillful biography of prim 1 8th Century British Novelist Fanny Burney, with Sam uel Johnson and...

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