Books: RECENT & READABLE, Aug. 13, 1951

The Cruel Sea, by Nicholas Monsarrat. A moving novel of life & death on the Atlantic convoy lanes in World War II (TIME, Aug. 6).

Yangtse Incident, by Lawrence Earl. The story of H.M.S. Amethyst's memorable dash down the Yangtse after 101 days under Communist guns (TIME, July 23).

The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger. A tender-tough story about a 16-year-old who tries on a man-about-town role several sizes too large for him (TIME, July 16).

The Sea Around Us, by Rachel Carson. The life & times of the sea; a first-class popular summary of what scientists have managed to...

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