Books: RECENT & READABLE, Apr. 14, 1952

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...

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