Books: Stowe's World

WHILE TIME REMAINS (379 pp.)— Leland Stowe—Knopf ($3.50).

As a war correspondent, the Chicago Daily News's Leland Stowe served with the armies of seven nations, traveled in 44 countries. The worst behaved troops he saw anywhere, he declares, were U.S. troops—the rawest, rudest, most irresponsible, most scornful of the rights and ideas of others.

"I am not scared of the Russians, the British or anyone else," says Correspondent Stowe. "I am scared of ourselves. . . .The most frightening thing in today's world is. . .the terrible unpreparedness of the American people. . .to...

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