Books the Editors Like
T. H. Huxley BY CYRIL BIBBY
A brilliant, versatile, influential man, Huxley proves interesting as an individual, as well as for his exceptional achievements. Forewords by Sir Julian and Aldous Huxley. HORIZON, $5.00.
The Life of Michelangelo
BY CHARLES H. MORGAN
The politics and intrigues of a fascinating period add excitement to Mr. Morgan’s study of Michelangelo’s life and work. Well illustrated with black-and-white photographs, which inevitably do better by the sculpture than the painting, REYNAL, $6.00.
Edwin Forrest BY RICHARD MOODY
Generous, cantankerous, independent, and exceptionally able, Forrest was an immensely successful actor in his day and remains a beguiling character, thoroughly deserving this affectionate biography, KNOPf, $6.95.
King of Rome BY ANDRÊ CASTELOT
Somewhat overeimotional and not wholly convincing in its claims for the eaglet’s potential capabilities, this life of Napoleon’s unlucky son is nevertheless well organized and very readable. Translated by Robert Baldick. HARPER, $5.95.
The Mute Stones Speak
BY PAUL MACkENDRICK
Subtitled The Story of Archaeology in Italy, and that’s exactly what it is; ancient history and recent excavations rubbing elbows with complete harmony in Mr. MacKendrick’s easygoing text. ST. MARTIN’S PRESS, $7.50.
Maya CitiesBY PAUL RIVET
Mr. Rivet’s book is full of information about Mayan works and ways and is enriched with excellent photographs and color plates of various frescoes. Almost as good as a trip to Yucatán, PUTNAM’S, $5.95.
The Treasure of the Copper Scroll
BY JOHN MARCO ALLEGRO
Another Dead Sea scroll, the actual deciphered text, a list of hidden treasures, backed up by Mr. Allegro’s brisk, lucid account of the conditions that probably led to the burial of all these valuables, DOUBLEDAY, $4.95.
East Anglia BY R. R RAINBIRD CLARKE
Pretty specialized for the general reader, but for the archaeologically minded, a good, thorough book on everything unearthed so far in a region where a great deal has been found. PRAEGER, $6.50.