Books: Hemispheric

A NEW DOCTRINE FOR THE AMERICAS—Charles Wertenbaker—Viking ($2)

On the Plains they used to say: "Between Amarillo and the North Pole there's nothing but a barbed-wire fence." They scarcely gave a thought to what lay between them and the South Pole. But most Americans lost some of this geographic insouciance with the fall of France. Last week an important book gave this awakening curiosity some facts about U S neighbors to the south.

Author was Charles Wertenbaker TIME'S Forelgn News Editor. His book begins with Sept. 27, 1940—the day that Germany, Italy and Japan loudly proclaimed their alliance against the U. S....

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