Books: RECENT & READABLE, Jun. 22, 1953

The River and the Gauntlet, by S.L. A. Marshall. An unforgettable story of the surprise and defeat of the U.S. Eighth Army on its 1950 march to the Yalu (TIME, June 1).

King George the Fifth, by Harold Nicolson. A masterful political biography of a dutiful and old-fashioned man (TIME, June 11).

7½ Cents, by Richard Bissell. Life in the Midwest as seen from a pajama factory; a sturdily original little novel by a writer who began as Mark Twain did, as a riverboat pilot (TIME, May 25).

Lost Trails, Lost Cities, by Colonel P. H....

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