Books: 1970?

THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (375 pp.)—Taylor Caldwell—Crown ($3.50).

"In 1932," says the hero of Devil's Advocate, looking back almost 40 years, the U.S. elected to the Presidency a man "whose twisted mind stands out against the black background of history like a conflagration." By his "Machiavellian villainy," the workers were induced to sell their birthright of freedom for a mess of security, the farmers were bribed with subsidies into fatted acquiescence, the middle class was almost obliterated.

Wars were plotted, says the hero, in order to keep the President and his party in power. After Germany's defeat, Russia was built up until she was...

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