The Struggle for Europe, by Chester Wilmot. An exceptionally well-written history of World War II, by an Englishman provocatively critical of U.S. generalship and diplomacy (TIME, March 31).
Look Down in Mercy, by Walter Baxter. A strong, tough-grained first novel about the collapse of a British army captain in Burma (TIME, March 17).
Adventures in Two Worlds, by A. J. Cronin. Autobiographical tales by a physician who became a bestselling novelist (TIME, Feb. 25).
Grand Right and Left, by Louis Kronenberger. A deftly witty farce about the richest man in the world and his compulsions...