Books: Recent & Readable, Aug. 14, 1950

The Old Bailey and Its Trials, by Bernard O'Donnell. A hair-raising history of London's famous, once infamous, old court of law (TIME, Aug. 7).

Beyond Defeat, by Hans Richter. The last, lost stages of World War II as seen by Germans who fought at Cassino. A rough but engrossing novel by a onetime private in Hitler's Wehrmacht (TIME, July 31).

The Child Who Never Grew, by Pearl Buck. The simple and memorable story of Novelist Pearl Buck's effort to make a life for her mentally retarded child (TIME, July 24).

Two Adolescents, by Alberto Moravia. Two Italian...

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