Books: Topical but Funny

THE SIEGE OF HARLEM by Warren Miller. 166 pages. McGraw-Hill. $3.95.

Harlem has seceded and declared itself a nation. Barricades made of abandoned autos, Fifth Avenue buses and Con Edison signs ("Dig We Must") have been erected on its borders. Frontier guards have been posted on the subway lines and the New York Central and New Haven railroads, and tolls are collected as the trains pass through Harlem. The "numbers" have been nationalized. Harlem's Congressman Lance Huggins, the first Prime Minister, announces a policy of no-surrender: "We have surrendered absolutely to our fate which...

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