Books: RECENT & READABLE, Feb. 1, 1954

The Conquest of Everest, by Sir John Hunt. An engrossing account of the great climb by the commander of the expedition (TIME, Jan. 25).

The Greek Passion, by Nikos Kazantzakis. The temptation, betrayal and death of a Passion-play Christus; an impressive modern parable by the author of Zorba the Greek (TIME, Jan.11).

The Nemesis of Power, by John W. Wheeler-Bennett. The superbly told story of the German army's maneuverings in German politics from 1918 to 1945 (TIME, Dec. 28).

Someone Like You, by Roald Dahl. First-class short stories with bizarre, sometimes macabre plots and often...

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