In Search of Dracula

by Raymond T. McNallyand Radu Florescu. New York Graphic Society, $8.95. As all true friends of the undead are aware, there really was a Dracula—a fifteenth-century warlord who was in life a far more dangerous nuisance than his descendant in literature. The authors have disentangled the activities of this ruffian from the fantasies subsequently attached to his name, and in doing it, have provided a quick, if somewhat confusing, history of the Balkan states on the fringes of the expanding Turkish Empire. Maps, genealogy, and illustrations.