June 1962

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  • Dissension Inside the Kremlin

  • Record Reviews

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Reader's Choice

  • Potpourri

  • The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington

  • West New Guinea

  • The Sound of Young Laughter

    A Vassar graduate and the mother of three children, MAY DIKEMANmade her first appearance in the ATLANTIC in May of last year with her short storyThe Tender Mercies,” which won second prize among the Atlantic “Firsts.” Miss Dikeman lives in New York City and is finishing work on her novel.

  • London

  • My Friend, My Brother, Dear Writer of the Decade

  • A Prof Beats the Gamblers

    The advantage in two-handed blackjack, long supposed to lie with Ihe dealer or the house, was converted recently to the profit of the player by EDWARD O. THORP,a young assistant professor in the mathematics department of New Mexico State University. A detailed exposition of his theory for winning at blackjack will be published in book farm next fall by Blaisdell.

  • Creating a Dance

    AGNES DE MILLEentered the world of ballet the hard way. Her parents were opposed to her dancing, so she came to her training later than most people. In London she studied under Marie Rambert, and after fifteen years of frustration she danced into fame at the first performance of her own ballet RODEO.Following that success, she did the ballets for OKLAHOMA!and was soon recognized as a most exciting and original American choreographer. This essay is drawn from her new book, TO A YOUNG DANCER,which will he published by Atlantic-Little, Brown next month.

  • Despair

  • Game's End

    DOLLY CONNELLY,a free-lance writer now living in the state of Washington, writes that she “grew up on what had been a section of the Santa Anita Rancho of a somewhat gamy mining baron and racehorse breeder. Our time was a happy one, an interlude when southern California still was a wide, far place to explore.”

  • Kingfishers in British Columbia

  • The Cost of the Crown

    KINGSLEY MARTIN, who for thirty years was editor of the New Statesman and Nation, here discusses the difficult task of educating the royal heir and the cost of the crown to the British people. This is the second of two excerpts from Mr. Martin’s book, The Magic of the British Monarchy, which will be published in the fall under the Atlantic–Little‚ Brown imprint.

  • For Harvard Only

    Poet and essayist, DAVID MCCORD for thirty-seven years has solicited contributions to the Harvard Fund from his office in Wadsworth House. His appeals hare taken the form of short essays so graceful and, cajoling that they have given a new meaning to what he calls the language of request. Here is the last of the series, for Mr. McCord will retire from the fund next month. In 1956 he received the first degree of Doctor of Humane Letters ever given by Harvard.

  • Speeding Up the Bright Ones

    In the summer of 1958, St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, inaugurated its Advanced Studies Program to enable talented high school students to supplement their regular academic training. A native of West Virginia‚ MATTHEW M. WARRENreceived his Doctor of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1954 and has been rector of St. Paul’s School since that time.

  • Other Mornings

    BY LUCY WARNER Now twenty-one years old, LUCY WARNER started writing at the age of fifteen. She went to Sarah Lawrence College for two years, spent a winter in Italy, and for the past two years has been an undergraduate in English at the State University of Iowa.Miss Warner’s home is in Vinalhaven, Maine.

  • Disguises

  • The Black Departers: An Adventure in Greece

    PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR was one of two young British officers who led one of the most spectacular individual exploits of World War II. Wearing the uniform of German noncoms, they kidnapped a German general, hid him in the hills of Crete, eluded weeks of search by the Germans, and delivered him to the British command at Cairo. Here Mr. Fermor tells of his adventures with the Sarakatsáns. a group of nomads who wander over northern Greece.

  • Some Notes on the u.s. Mails

  • The German Driver

    Head of the German Bureau of the MANCHESTER GUARDIAN for a number of years, TERENCE PRITTIE has traveled widely among the motorists of Germany. He is the author of GERMANY DIVIDED: THE LEGACY OF THE NAZI ERA, published by Atlantic-Little, Brown.

  • Dial "P" for "Poorhouse"

    ANNE KELLEY has made several reports to ATLANTIC readers on the perilous course of the housewife through the crosscurrents of modern living.

  • On Running Across a Stuffed Owl While Housecleaning

  • The Neurotic S Notebook

  • Retiring in Mexico

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