Books: RECENT & READABLE, Feb. 8, 1954

The Man Who Never Was, by Ewen Montagu. A truthful shocker telling how British intelligence deceived the Germans about the invasion of Sicily by floating to them a corpse with pockets stuffed with false war plans (TIME, Feb.1).

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).

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