Books: Weakling at War

AN ACT OF LOVE (577 pp.) — Ira Wolfert—Simon & Schuster ($3.95).

Harry Brunner lived in a circle of fear. He feared life and, when war came, feared death. He trembled before the burdens of love and dreaded the void left by its absence. Watching himself as if he were a diseased stranger, relishing his troubles as if they were sweet delicacies, he could never act simply or spontaneously. Even after he had seen action as a naval flyer in the Pacific, he knew that his real war had to be fought within himself.


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