Books: West of Suez

RIDING THE STORM: 1956-1959 by Harold Macmillan. 786 pages. Harper & Row. $15.

Faithful readers who have already followed Supermac through three volumes of adventures will find him this time at the peak of his powers. The U.S. has let Britain down at Suez. Anthony Eden has quit. But Harold, as Her Majesty's Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury, moves in to rebuild the Anglo-American alliance on the basis of his old friendship with Dwight Eisenhower. He also pilots the ship of state through the storms of crisis in Lebanon, an incipient...

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