Books: RECENT & READABLE, Dec. 22, 1952

The Last Resorts, by Cleveland Amory. An agreeably, lighthearted historian applies a social stethoscope to Newport, Bar Harbor, Saratoga, Palm Beach and other aging resorts of the rich (TIME, Nov. 17).

The Devil Rides Outside, by John H. Griffin. The turmoil of a young American torn between world and monastery; a first novel marked by crude energy and unashamed religious fervor (TIME, Nov. 3).

Men at Arms, by Evelyn Waugh. An increasingly serious satirist turns to World War II for a theme and a Christian gentleman for a hero; the first volume of...

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