Books: The British (Cont'd)

THE BRITISH EMPIRE-Stephen Leacock -Dodd, Mead ($2).

THE LONG WATCH IN ENGLAND-Eugene & Arline Lohrke-Holt ($2).

GREAT BRITAIN-Albert Viton-John Day ($3).

Whether the British Empire will live or die is a question that has become pregnant in recent weeks. Of three books published last week one says the Empire will die, one says it will live, one disregards the harsh question altogether.

Stephen Leacock's book, which disregards the question, makes the pleasantest reading. A simple, hopeful act of patriotism, quickly thrown together, it has a nice old man's blandness over skeletons in the imperial closet,...

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