Books: Central Pacific Spectacle

ALEUTIANS, GILBERTS AND MARSHALLS (353 pp.)—Samuel Eliot Morison—Little, Brown ($6).

01' (64) Sam Morison just keeps rollin' along, writing the most fascinating serial about World War II that anybody has yet, with the single exception of Winston Churchill. Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls is Volume VII in Morison's history of U.S. naval operations in World War II, and marks the halfway mark in the Harvard professor's long literary voyage. "Now that the outward passage is ended," he says comfortably, "we shall be homeward bound shortly." After Volume XIV, tentatively titled The Liquidation of the...

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