Books: RECENT & READABLE, Dec. 3, 1951

Closing the Ring. Volume V of Winston Churchill's incomparable history of World War II; mid-1943 to D-day 1944 of (TIME, Nov. 26).

Gods, Graves & Scholars, by C. W. Ceram. The big men and big moments of modern archeology; proof that digging can be dramatic (TIME, Nov. 12).

The Selected Letters of Henry Adams, edited by Newton Arvin. Memorable commentary, mostly disenchanted, on two generations of U.S. life, by a brilliant and introspective man who grew up thinking that the presidency was a family trade (TIME, Nov. 12).

The Conformist, by Alberto Moravia. Italy's best novelist unravels the character of a Fascist (TIME,...

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