Books: RECENT & READABLE, Oct. 15, 1951

Mister Johnson, by Joyce Gary. A fresh and exuberant story of the rise & fall of a Nigerian career man; close to Author Gary's brilliant best (TIME, Oct. 8).

Melville Goodwin, U.S.A., by John P. Marquand. Two more Marquand males—this time a general and a newsbroadcaster —find the flavor of success mixed with the taste of ashes (TIME, Oct. 1).

The Conduct of Life, by Lewis Mumford. Humanist Mumford weighs modern life, finds it wanting, and prescribes individual rules "for regeneration; Vol. IV of a tetralogy which began with Technics and Civilization (TIME, Oct....

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