Books: Warm South

90° IN THE SHADE—Clarence Cason—University of North Carolina Press ($2.50).

Did stars fall on Alabama? Are the Southern States under some maleficent planetary influence? Is the South a backward, or perhaps even a degenerating, province of the U.S.? Such questions a Southerner does not like a Northerner to raise, even rhetorically. Such a book as Stars Fell on Alabama, though very mildly critical of the South, seemed to many an Alabamian a poor return for Southern hospitality. But last month Alabama and the whole South had a much more bitter pill to swallow, this time coated with no Yankee sugar. Clarence Cason...

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