Books: RECENT & READABLE, Sep. 14, 1953

The Worldly Philosophers, by Robert Heilbroner. A lively guided tour through the minds and times of some of history's most influential economic thinkers (TIME, Sept. 7).

Ambush for the Hunter, by F. L. Green. Communist spies. British counterspies and muted heartbreak in a British middle-class marriage, all adding up to rattling good suspense (TIME, Aug. 31).

Hitler's Secret Conversations, by Adolf Hitler (introduced by British Historian H. R. Trevor-Roper). The Fuhrer's unguarded, all-night talkfests, taken down in shorthand by party associates, give an excellent insight into a weird and fascinating mind (TIME, Aug. 31).

Dead Man in the Silver Market, by Aubrey Menen. In...

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