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Books

Is the Travel-Book Dead? BY KINGSLEY AMIS T HE vogue for the highbrow travel-book shows no imme- diate signi of abating. At any rate, here are two more endeavours in that......

Revolution In The Raw

IRE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, 1917. By N. N. Sukhanov. Translated and edited by Joel Carmichael. (O.U.P., 42s.) Mos - r accounts of the Russian revolution, even eye-witness d......

In All Directions

BIRD MAN. By Leo Valentin. (Hutchinson, 12s. 6d.) DEEP-SEA explorers, a flying man, a decimator of elephants and— by comparison with these exotics—a humble cowboy, unlock their......