Books: The Year in Books, Dec. 21, 1942

For reasons ranging from purest merit to merest popularity, ten books stood head & shoulders above the madding crowd in 1942:

The Raft, by Robert Trumbull ($2.50), and They Were Expendable, by W. L. White ($2), came closest to catching the adventure of war without scooping up too much of its bitter dross.

Conditions of Peace, by Edward Hallett Carr ($2.50), a highly intelligent study of the elements necessary to set up a stable post-war world, was the nearest thing to required reading.

Victory Through Airpower, by Alexander de Seversky ($2.50), of all the books...

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