July 1959

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  • Science and Industry

  • Finland

  • The Men Behind Khrushchev

    Who are the men who support Khrushchev in his leadership in Russia, and to what extent is his power more limited and more precarious than that of Stalin? EDWARD CRANKSHAW, who comes to grips with these guestwns in this article, is recognized here and in Russia as a leading authority on the U.S.S.R. His earlier books, CRACKS IN THE KREMLIN WALL and RUSSIA AND THE RUSSIANS, have grown out of his residence in that country, and his latest visit was made earlier this year.

  • Lady Chatterley in America

    The tolerance of American readers Uncord mailers of sex has broadened perceptibly since those far-off days in the 1920s when JURGEN was regarded as a naughty book and when LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER in its original edition leas banned. Judge Woolsey’s classic decision on ULYSSESwas in part responsible for the new tolerance, and so too teas the effect of World War II. In this essay ALFRED KAZIN, the well-known critic, re-examines D. H. Lawrence’s masterpiece.

  • The Executives' Man: Success by Imitation

    Just below the executives in today’s big business organization are the numerous juniors, struggling for promotion. Will their success depend on energy and originality, or should they settle for security by playing it safe? ALAN HARRINGTON used his writing fellowship from Ihe Fund for Ihe Republic to study the enrironment which management creates for its young recruits. The article that follows is the first of two excerpts from his book, LIFE IN THE CRYSTAL PALACE, which Knopf will publish in September. [the assistant manager] can clear out all those back projects in a week.” A more experienced hand smiled at this: “Of course, he could, but he’ll never do that. It would make the boss look bad.”

  • The Middle East

  • Abundance

  • The Run for the Elbertas

    A short-story writer of sensitivity who has lived for most of his career in the mountains of Kentucky, JAMES STILL is the librarian at Berea College and the author of tales which hare perfectly reproduced the sound and savor of the Elizabethan language that survives in those remote uplands.

  • Secrecy in Washington

    A journalist aim has a degree in law, CLARK R. MOLLENHOFF has covered city politics ever since he joined the skiff of the Des Moines REGISTER AND TRIBUNE in 1941. In Washington his work in helping to uncover corruption in the Internal Revenue Service, in the FCC, and in the labor unions earned him the Pulitzer Prize and the increasing respect of American readers.

  • Rode the Great Captain

    Author and teather, ESTHER WAGNER now plans to spend her summers in northwestern California, and her winters in Tacoma, Washington. In the autumn she will join the faculty of the College of Puget Sound, where she will teach creative writing and continue work on her novel and short stories.

  • Calendar of Important European Events for July and August

  • The Arts and the People at Brussels

    As deputy commissioner general of the United States to the Brussels World’s Fair, JAMES S. PLAUT devoted eighteen months to the inception and development of the American exhibition and in that service came to appreciate the inner meaning of the Fair and its influence on those who attended. A Harvard graduate, class of 1933, Mr. Plant was the director of the Institute of Contemporary Art of Boston from 1938 to 1956.

  • Good Night to a Little Girl

  • Around-the-World Grouch

    An English novelist who served as a lieutenant commander of escort vessels in World War II. NICHOLAS MONSARRAT is best known in this country for his stirring book, THE CRUEL SEA. Now a Canadian resident, Mr. Monsarrat has traveled widely in Europe, Africa, and North America — a fact which he here treats in a satiric vein.

  • New Poetry

    A native of Colorado, a graduate of Harvard in the class of 1949, and a Fulbright scholar at Cambridge University. PETER H. DAVISON joined our editorial staff after making a distinguished record at Harcourt, Brace and at Harvard University Press. In his leisure time Mr. Davison writes poetry of his own, some of which has appeared in the ATLANTIC. We have asked him to appraise the new books of verse which have recently been published by his contemporaries.

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Books the Editors Like

  • Reader's Choice

  • Accent on Living

  • Yachtsman

    JOHN J. HOWLANDS lives at the water’s edge of Massachusetts Bay on the rocks at Cohasset. A new edition of his delightful book, CACHE LAKE COUNTRY, is in preparation.

  • Alone in the House

  • Box Score

    WILLIAM O’HALLAREN lives in Hollywood, California, and is a news writer for the American Broadcast ing Company.

  • Introductions

    To me nothing is more superfluous than introductions at a cocktail party. I do well to remember the name of my drink.

  • Fertilizer

    JEFF WYLIE teas the head of TIME’S Boston bureau before becoming director of public relations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Ballad of the Red Giants

  • Record Reviews

  • Juml

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