Books: Like Father

HITLER'S CHILDREN by JULIAN BECKER. Illustrated. 322 pages. Lippincott. $12.50.

Shooting, bombing, kidnaping, they blazed through West Germany like a latter-day Bonnie and Clyde—and evoked much the same combination of fear and morbid fascination. Ulrike Meinhof was a skilled but emotionally insecure Hamburg writer; Andreas Baader was a pampered Mama's boy. Together, this unlikely couple, she 34 and he 25 when they first teamed up to do violence, became leaders of Western Europe's bloodiest terrorist outfit, dubbed by journalists the Baader-Meinhof gang.

As Novelist Becker (The Keep, The Union) indicates in her first...

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