Books: RECENT & READABLE, Dec. 7, 1953

Triumph and Tragedy, by Winston Churchill. Sixth and last volume of the best of all World War II accounts (TIME, Nov. 30).

The Journals of Lewis and Clark. The engrossing story of the first exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, skillfully culled by Bernard DeVoto from the original seven volumes (TIME, Nov. 23).

Mary Tudor, by H. F. M. Prescott. A; penetrating biography of the woman known to history as "Bloody Mary"; a revised edition of Author Prescott's 1940 Spanish Tudor (TIME, Nov. 23).

Except the Lord, by Joyce Gary. How poverty and a sense of predestination sent a young Englishman out into the world...

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