PRELUDE TO VICTORY by James B. Beston

PRELUDE TO VICTORY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An ""outburst of bad temper against careless thinking, bureaucratic officials, selfish special groups, irresponsible citizens, newspapers, politicians...anything and anybody concentrating on anything but winning this war"" -- such is the leadoff to this analysis of illusions to be discarded and clarification of steps to be taken in this crisis. He urges the keystone of life today -- ""Will it help to win the war?"" He be-labors misapprehensions that ""wars wont settle anything"", ""money will save us,"" ""this is a war of guns, tanks, planes and ships"", that ""democracies are popular"" etc. etc. He plays mistakes that have been and will be hard to retrieve, underscores unpleasant realities on all fronts, the result of careless thinking and inertia. Hardhitting Washington correspondent for the N Y Times, with critical challenge for thoughtful citizens, a cre, a threat to arouse public interest and action in winning the war.

Publisher: Knopf