Books: Rightly to Be Great . . .

THE WAR MEMOIRS OF CHARLES DE GAULLE: VOL. IN, SALVATION 1944-1946 (346 pp.)—Simon & Schuster ($6).

Looking for a quotation to lead off a book he wrote almost 30 years ago (The Edge of the Sword, a philosophical discussion of command and warfare), a French army major named Charles de Gaulle found just what he wanted in Hamlet:

Rightly to be great

Is not to stir without great argument.

By that definition, General de Gaulle may easily be the greatest Frenchman of his century. Yet what irritates him most is to discover that his stirrings...

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