In This Issue
Explore the December 1944 print edition below. Or to discover more writing from the pages of The Atlantic, browse the full archive.
The Race at Aintree
The Peripatetic Reviewer
Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command: Volume Iii
Everybody's Political What's What?
Anna and the King of Siam
Earth and High Heaven
The Young Soldier
The Road to Serfdom
Story of a Secret State
SUMMARY — Gabriel Galloway, a first novel remarkable for its power of characterization, tells the story of three generations of an Irish family. The opening chapters, which appeared in the Atlantic for November, familiarize us with the small crumbling village of Castlerampart with its gray, ivy-grown ruins, its thatched cottages and turbulent little river The most prominent man in Castlerampart is Theodore Coniffe, the village landlord, who is indubitably a man of wealth, as the somber quality of his clothes and his house in Clewe Street give proof. Theodore, lean and sharp-nosed is as penny-pinching as his wife Katherine is vain. Their two daughters, Theresa and Sara, now in their teens, will soon be young laches of property, if not of good looks. But to her dismay Katherine, in her thirty-ninth year, discovers that she is again with child. Theodore is secretly jubilant, for this time he is sure that it will be a boy. But the village thinks otherwise.
The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington
Paris Alive: The Republic of Silence
The Americans Arrive
Pacification for Peace
The Simple Art of Murder
Lead Her Like a Pigeon
The Church and the Veteran: An American Forecast
The Church and the Veteran: Prisoners' Quest
The Supreme Court Today
The Pacific War
What Is Teaching?
Pushing the Hog From the Trough
Lines for Edith Sitwell
Young Fanny Kemble: As Seen in an Old Diary