THE UNVANQUISHED-Howard Fasf-Duell, Sloan & Pearce ($2.50).
HIGH STAKES-Curt Riess-Putnam ($2.50).
ASSIGNMENT IN BRITTANY-Helen Mac-Innes-Little, Brown ($2.50).
UNTIL THE DAY BREAK-Louis Bromfield-Harper ($2.50).
THE COMMANDOS-Elliott Arnold-Duell, Sloan & Pearce ($2.50).
There is no known way to make war cozy, but publishers and popular novelists have done their best to enable summering readers to go to war in a hammock. These five novels are some of their doings. One is a worthy, serious book. Some are a mere buzz. All are easy hot-weather reading.
Birth of a Hero. By long odds the season's best novel about war, Howard Fast's The Unvanquished never mentions World War II at all....