Books: Recent & Readable, Jun. 19, 1950

The Encounter, by Crawford Power. Crime & punishment in a rag-tag underworld teaches proud Father Cawder that "it's no part of a priest's business to pass on people like a judge"; an unsentimental first novel on a Graham Greene-ish theme (TIME, June 12).

The Yankee Exodus, by Stewart H. Holbrook. How & why generations of 19th Century New Englanders took the trail West; an affectionate retracing by a Vermonter whose own family stayed home (TIME, June 12).

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings, by Amy Kelly. A handsome, beguiling biography of the...

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