Colonel Blunt

By one of those historical accidents wherein an author, an idea and a ready public all collide at the right instant, Lieut. Colonel William F. Kernan became a nationally quoted strategist overnight. His Defense Will Not Win the War (Little, Brown; $1.50), a fast, hot, rough-&-tumble book that people could eat up, hit the bookstands when everyone was saying the same thing.

Colonel Kernan is dead sure that Hitler can be beaten only by going after him, smashing him, routing his armies. His thesis is simple: the U.S., Britain and France relied too...

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