Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 9, 1961 · Page 86
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 86

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, July 9, 1961
Page 86
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Phone TE 1-2010 or DA 5-2011 2277 W. PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY (Highway 101 West of Western) LOMITA BOOK REVIEWS By Vera Williams Independent, I*re!i-Telexarn Book Ed-tor JVAR I.iSSNER turns the clock back 600,000 years and shows prehistoric man searching for one Supreme Being, in "MAN, GOD AND MAGIC" (Putnam, $5.95), a volume fascinating to anthropologists, educators and laymen interested in man's beginning and early beliefs. A native of Riga, educated at the Universities of Berlin, Lyons, F.rlangcn and the Sorbonne, Lissncr first aroused the book world with "The Living Past" and "The Caesars." He devoted 17 years to this new book, traveling over five continents, u n d e r t a k i n g expeditions into northeast Asia to study ethnological groups, penetrating into unexplored and unmapped parts of the almost inaccessible north Manchurian Taiga. His conclusion: Early man believed in one supreme God and worshipped in much the same way as do primitive tribes of Ihe remote Siberian Taiga and the Indian-like people of Ticrra del Fuego. He advances Ihe theory that a belief in many gods resulted from "magic," an attempt by man to control his fate. Polytheism, he believes, represented a backward step for mankind. The volume is well illustrated with photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps. J. Maxwell Browjohn translated it from the German. Two editions have appeared in Germany, one in F.ngland. It soon wil' be brought out in France, Tlaly, Spain and Scandinavia. "IT ACTUALLY SEEMED a pity to k i l l men so," wrote Capt. Eli Lilly of Indiana. "They fell in heaps, and I had it in my heart to order the firing to cease, to end the awful sight." A more articulate soldier, trying to describe the maelstrom of shot and shrapnel that reaped death in Northern and Southern ranks, asked: "Did you ever notice the thickness of rain drops in a tempest? Did you ever see the d e s t r u c t i o n of hailstones to a growing cornfield? Did you ever witness driftwood in a squall?" Thus was recalled "C H I C K A M A U G A (Bloody Battle in the West)" by Glenn Tucker (liobhs-Mer- rill, $fi) by Ihe men who fought the most stubbornly contested and inconsistent battle of the Civil v/ar. On -:hose September 19-20, 1863 days the stakes were high: The North felt (lie engagement promised the opportunity of c u t t i n g S n u l h in two and e n d i n g the war before Christinas. The Confederates judged correctly they were not fighting for Chattanooga, ^lAit'"tire"fi'-'ol 'Atlanta and all Georgia. As it waxed and waned in its historic consequences strange turns of fate and personality took major roles in the horrible drama. At one point N o r t h e r n soldiers in Southern uniforms turned the tide of battle and at another a V i r g i n i a n saved the Union forces from destruction. Nazi Baffler A former British i n t e l l i - gence officer tells how the Allies baffled the Nazis w i t h prisoner-of-war escape devices in "OFFICIAL SECRET" (Crown, $3.50), by Clayton Hutlon. And with H u t ton on our side, it is little wonder that the Axis collapsed. Hutton details how new Royal Air Force u n i f o r m s were designed for flying personnel so they easily could be converted to Nazi-like garb if an airman became downed in Germany. It was H u t t o n who designed fret-saws t h a t could be hidden in lead pencils; silk maps of Europe so thin they could be concealed in a playing card, and cigarette holders that really were high- powered telescopes for observing Nazi guards. The Ilutton devices were so clever they were mailed to Allied men as prisoner-of-war packages, and the Nazis often failed to detect them u n t i l it was too late. Hutton had to battle British military censors to get this book released. Reason: it also reveals how m i l i t a r y red tape periled the war effort. OF SPECIAL interest to lovers of the sea are two fine books that will he out this week: "QUEENS OF TIIF. W E S T E R N OCEAN" a n d "GREYHOUNDS O F T H E SEA" by Carl C. Cutler (United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, $12.50 each, $20 for the set). Both have photographs, ships' lines, maps, appendixes. "Queens" is about American sailing packets, the businessmen who conceived them and won or lost fortunes on them, the captains and the seamen who drove them through on schedule, the buoyant spirit of pro-Civil War America which made possible the first long steps toward reliable, comfortable sea travel since the time of Columbus. It tells how the American merchant marine, paced by the passenger liners, in the first half of the 19th Century climaxed two centuries of progress w i t h a burst of speed, and overtook the greatest sea powers in history. "Greyhounds" relates the rise and decline of the American clipper ship. The men who played a part in that drama were cast in Homeric mold, t h e i r achievements matching and possibly surpassing thai of Viking voyagers and Elizabethan navigators. Cutler, a leading American maritime historian, began work on these volumes shortly after World War I. TONY ANDREWS, who gets into Heaven by (he slimmest of chances, and his guardian angel Hank return to earth so t h a t Tony may redeem himself by helping a family in serious trouble. They land in a small Indiana town where a man has been accused of murder and his wife accused of witchcraft by the frightened townspeople. The real killer is revealed, residents of the community realize their tragic mistake, love overcomes prejudice and Tony is redeemed. "I AM ANTHONY" by Peg Stokes (Prentice-Hall, S3.95). EIGHTY-ONE ESSAYS and excerpts from the author's work make up "THE BASIC WRITINGS OF BERTRAND RUSSELL" (Simon Schuster, $10), edited by Robert E. Egner and Lester E. Denonn, with a preface by Lord Russell. They rango. from sketches and short stories to mathematics and philosophy. VOLTAIRE (Ltil-T) AND JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU, as drawn by Milton Glascr for the jacket of "Voltaire! Voltaire!" -historical novel by Guy Endore. -(Simon and-Schuster,-$5.95.)

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