Books: Death of a Man

THE DAY THEY KILLED THE KING (206 pp.)—Hugh Ross Williamson—Macmillan ($3.75).

Oliver Cromwell, Puritan man of iron, had his way, and on Jan. 30, 1649, Charles I of England was beheaded in London's Whitehall Palace. British Author Hugh Ross Williamson has joined the round-by-round school of writers who have lately described what happened on the night the Titanic went down, the day Christ died, and other fateful brief moments in world history. Like the others, he has brought nothing new to his main story, but his detailed preoccupation with dramatic incident has concocted in The Day They Killed the King a captivating...

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