Books: Getting Even

WORLDLY GOODS

by Michael Korda

Random House; 353 pages; $14.95

In the publishing business, it is always Springtime for Hitler. As Mussolini shows, the Fhürer is ubiquitous, a major character or a necessary evil hovering off-page. Few authors should understand this better than Michael Korda. When he is not exploiting national anxieties with such books as Success! or Power! or Male Chauvinism! or winning readers with anecdotes about his triumphant Hungarian relatives (Charmed Lives), he is editor in chief at Simon & Schuster.

So it is no surprise to find Hitler making a guest appearance...

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