Books: Eden's Scrapbook

THE RECKONING by Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon. 716 pages. Houghton Mifflin. $8.50.

Anthony Eden's public life ended in the public disaster of Suez. Broken in health and spirit, he devoted his pasture years to that unbidden duty that commands so many retired statesmen. This is the third and last volume of the Eden memoirs, which altogether fill more than 2,000 pages.

In Full Circle he sought to answer his Suez critics by shifting the blame to them. He had been right, Eden insisted, and charged the U.S.'s John Foster Dulles with misleading him into assuming that the U.S. would support the use...

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