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by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

471 pages; $14.95

These entries from 1939 to 1944 express more than mere temperament; they reveal a whole epoch. The fifth volume of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's confidential writings starts with the dawn of war in Europe, "like the morning after a death," and continues to another death, that of the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery. "I am sad," she notes, "that he never forgave us for our stand."

Their stand was contra American intervention in the...

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