Books: RECENT & READABLE, Jul. 13, 1953

The Conservative Mind, by Russell Kirk. A sympathetic survey of the philosophy which underlies the conservative position, from Edmund Burke and John Adams to the present (TIME, July 6).

New Guinea and the Marianas, by Samuel Eliot Morison. The definitive U.S. naval history of World War II reaches Volume VIII, the decisive summer of 1944, and the campaigns which brought the Pacific War to the doorstep of Japan (TIME, June 29).

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...

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