Books: RECENT & READABLE, Jun. 16, 1952

Submarine!, by Edward L. Beach. The dramatic underside of the Pacific War, as told by a combat submariner (TIME, June 9).

The Thurber Album. Back through the turns of time with James Thurber of Columbus, Ohio (TIME, June 2).

Winston Churchill, by Robert Lewis Taylor. Cheerfully anecdotal biography (TIME, June 2).

Witness. Confessional autobiography of Whittaker Chambers (TIME, May 26).

Homage to Catalonia, by George Orwell. The Spanish civil war as seen by the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four (TIME, May 19).

The Time of the Assassins, by Godfrey Blunden. A tale of two fanaticisms — SS and NKVD — in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov (TIME,...

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