Books: Dec. 7 et Seq.

THE FALL OF THE PHILIPPINES (626 pp.) —Louis Morton—Department of the Army ($5.25).

At the end of World War II, the U.S.

Army found itself with 17,120 tons of written records on the war. Ever since 1945, a small army (30 to 50) of official historians has been chopping this lumber pile of information into the neat cordwood of history. Stacked to Volume 19 at present, this account of all Army operations in World War II will run to a projected 87 volumes, making it the most ambitious, or at least the biggest, historical undertaking...

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