What America Should Be Reading

LEEK’S LIEUTENANTS BY DOUGLAS SOUTHALL FREEMAN $5.00

The distinguished biographer of R. E. Lee tells us the true and valiant story of the young officers— Pelham, Taylor, and others — who sparked the Army of Northern Virginia.

LOOK TO THE MOUNTAIN BY LEGRAND CANNON, JR. $2.75

A colonial novel of New Hampshire, warmly lit and affectionate. Native idiom and humor and the majestic spirit of Chocorua make this more than an entertaining romance.

THEY WERE EXPENDABLE BY W. L. WHITE $2.00

The heroic story of the MTB’s at Manila, narrated by Lieutenant Bulkeley and his Junior Grades, this tells as no other book what the young Americans experienced and thought during the fall of the Philippines. Terse, masculine, authentic.

ANGEL MO’ AND HER SON: ROLAND HAYES BY MACKINLEY HELM $2.75

Roland Hayes, whose parents were slaves, is today an American artist of international reputation. His friend. MacKinley Helm, has set down the artist’s autobiography in prose of a singing quality.

THE DEATH OF THE MOTH BY VIRGINIA WOOLF $3.00

Serene, sensitive, and beautifully selective, these essays written and revised over two decades are the work of a critic poetic and discriminating.

THE SONG OF BERNADETTE BY FRANZ WERFEL $3.00

A historical novel depicting the miracle of Lourdes. Remarkable in. its range of character and feeling, this story is refreshing for its taitli in a doubtful hour.

ONE MAN’S MEAT BY E. B. WHITE $2.50

Humorous and quizzical, these forty-five essays are written “in celebration of life at a time of violent death.” Mr. White, once of the New Yorker, has retired to a salt-water farm where his happiness is contagious.

THE PRINCIPLES OF POWER BY GUGLIELMO FERRERO $3.50

Very thoughtful is this analysis of legitimate and illegitimate government as they have been developed in the era of democracy.

TACEY CROMWELL BY CONRAD RICHTER $2.00

If you remember The Sea of Grass and The Trees, you will know what to look for in this short novel of a mining, gambling town in the Southwest. Americana with a keen edge.

INNOCENT MERRIMENT An Anthology Edited by FRANKLIN P. ADAMS $3.00 The cream of light verse whipped up most appetizingly by a master hand.

THE COMING BATTLE OF GERMANY BY WILLIAM B. ZIFF $2.50

A trenchant analysis of the German blitz and the Allied retreats, this book emphasizes the enormous potential of air power compared with the ground strategy of the United Nations. The argument will make you think, though the case is sometimes overstated.

ON THE NAME AND NATURE OF POETRY BY A. E. HOUSMAN $1.00

This should be perennial reading for those who have lost their palate tor poetry — and those who have not.