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    Bitter Smiles of Wisdom (2 Reviews)
    You Shall Know Them, by Vercors
    1. You Shall Know Them by Vercors
    2. A Dog's Head by Jean Dutourd
    The Saturday Review, June 20, 1953, p. 16
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    Some Summer Novels (4 Reviews)
    The Naked Heart, by John Lee Weldon
    1. The Naked Heart by John Lee Weldon
    2. The Violent Wedding by Robert Lowry
    3. The Land That Touches Mine by John B. Sanford
    4. You Shall Know Them by Vercors
    The New Republic, July 20, 1953, p. 19
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    The Reference Library (5 Reviews)
    Beside Physics
    1. New World of the Mind by Joseph B. Rhine
    2. You Shall Know Them by Vercors
    3. Starman Jones by Robert A. Heinlein
    4. Assignment in Eternity by Robert A. Heinlein
    5. The Time Masters by Wilson Tucker
    Analog/Astounding Science Fiction, May 1954, pp. 145-151
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    Atlantic Bookshelf (5 Reviews)
    Reader's Choice
    1. The Echoing Grove by Rosamond Lehmann
    2. A House Is Not a Home by Polly Adler
    3. You Shall Know Them by Vercors
    4. A Name to Conjure With by G.B. Stern
    5. The Moon and the Bonfires by Cesare Pavese
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1953, pp. 82-85
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    The Reprint Shelf (6 Reviews)
    Edge of Time, by David Grinnell
    1. Edge of Time by David Grinnell
    2. The If Reader of Science Fiction by Frederik Pohl
    3. You Shall Know Them by Vercors
    4. Worlds of the Imperium by Keith Laumer
    5. Froomb! by John Lymington
    6. The Universe Between by Alan E. Nourse
    Analog/Astounding Science Fiction, March 1968, p. 168
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    Rugby, Fastidy and a Live Tradition (7 Reviews)
    The Chain in the Heart, by Hubert Creekmore
    1. The Chain in the Heart by Hubert Creekmore
    2. Too Late the Phalarope by Alan Paton
    3. Torment by Benito Perez Galdos
    4. The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole by Frederick Rolfe, Baron Corvo
    5. You Shall Know Them by Vercors
    6. The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1 by Robert Musil
    7. Cheri and The Last of Cheri by Colette
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1953, pp. 626-633
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    New Books in Brief (9 Reviews)
    The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1, by Robert Musil
    1. The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1 by Robert Musil
    2. You Shall Know Them by Vercors
    3. The Local Union by Leonard R. Sayles and George Straus
    4. Social Responsibilities of the Businessman by Howard R. Bowen
    5. Preview for Tomorrow by Bruce Bliven
    6. Rembrandt by Wilhelm Koehler and Rembrandt
    7. Botticelli by Frederick Hartt and Botticelli
    8. Flower Painting by Margaret Fairbanks Marcus
    9. The Savages of America by Roy Harvey Pearce
    The Nation, June 20, 1953, pp. 528-529
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    Galaxy's Five Star Shelf (9 Reviews)
    You Shall Know Them, by Vercors
    1. You Shall Know Them by Vercors
    2. The Exploration of the Moon by R.A. Smith and Arthur C. Clarke
    3. The Old Die Rich, and Other Science Fiction Stories by H.L. Gold
    4. Re-Birth by John Wyndham
    5. Hell's Pavement by Damon Knight
    6. The Rocket Pioneers: On the Road to Space by Beryl Williams Epstein and Sam Epstein
    7. Beyond Eden by David Duncan
    8. Conquest of the Space Sea / The Galactic Breed by Robert Moore Williams and Leigh Brackett
    9. Timeliner by Charles Eric Maine
    Galaxy Science Fiction, September 1955, pp. 89-91
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    New Books (15 Reviews)
    You Shall Know Them, by Vercors
    1. You Shall Know Them by Vercors
    2. A Dog's Head by Jean Dutourd
    3. The Singer, Not the Song by Audrey Erskine Lindop
    4. The Passionate Land by Geoffrey A. Wagner
    5. Study in Power by Allan Nevins
    6. King George the Fifth by Harold G. Nicolson
    7. Winston Churchill: The Era and the Man by Virginia Cowles
    8. The Diplomats, 1919-1939 by Gordon A. Craig and Felix Gilbert
    9. What Is History? by V. Gordon Childe
    10. Decline of the Roman Empire by F.W. Walbank
    11. Heresy, Yes--Conspiracy, No by Sidney Hook
    12. The Captive Mind by Czeslaw Milosz
    13. The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1 by Robert Musil
    14. Good Morning, Young Lady by Ardyth Kennelly
    15. The Dark Angel by Mika Waltari
    The Harpers Monthly, July 1953, pp. 96-99
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    Brief Comments (20 Reviews)
    Twenty outstanding books of the previous quarter
    1. The Pursuit of Happiness by Howard Mumford Jones
    2. Rebel Thought by Herbert Faulkner West
    3. The Life of the Past by George Gaylord Simpson
    4. Evolution in Action by Julian Huxley
    5. Sugar Country by Joseph Carlyle Sitterson
    6. Major Campaign Speeches of Adlai E. Stevenson, 1952 by Adlai E. Stevenson
    7. Down in the Holler by Vance Randolph and George P. Wilson
    8. A Mingled Yarn by H.M. Tomlinson
    9. Shanghai Pierce by Chris Emmett
    10. Letters of Sherwood Anderson by Howard Mumford Jones, Walter B. Rideout, and Sherwood Anderson, ...
    11. Francis Thompson and Wilfrid Meynell: A Memoir by Viola Meynell
    12. Henry James, Vol. I by Leon Edel
    13. Mallarme by Wallace Fowlie
    14. The Gypsy Ballads by Federico Garcia Lorca
    15. The Financial Expert by R.K. Narayan
    16. You Shall Know Them by Vercors
    17. The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1 by Robert Musil
    18. Children Are Bored on Sunday by Jean Stafford
    19. The Echoing Grove by Rosamond Lehmann
    20. The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1953, pp. 492-501
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    Books in Review (23 Reviews)
    You Shall Know Them, by Vercors
    1. You Shall Know Them by Vercors
    2. The Captive Mind by Czeslaw Milosz
    3. The Living Brain by W. Grey Walter
    4. Solitude and Privacy by Paul Halmos
    5. Paths of Loneliness by Margaret Mary Wood
    6. The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry by Harry Stack Sullivan
    7. Jung's Psychology and Its Social Meaning by Ira Progoff
    8. God and the Unconscious by Victor White
    9. Two Essays on Analytical Psychology by C.G. Jung, Gerhard Adler, and R.F.C. Hull
    10. Psychology and Alchemy by C.G. Jung, Gerhard Adler, and R.F.C. Hull
    11. The Gods of the Greeks by Carl Kerenyi
    12. Divine Horsemen by Maya Deren
    13. The Italian Painters of the Renaissance by Bernard Berenson
    14. Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry by Jacques Maritain
    15. African Folktales and Sculpture by Paul Radin, Elinore Marvel, and James Johnson Sweeney, ...
    16. Art in the Ice Age by Hans-Georg Bandi, Johannes Maringer, and Hugo Obermaier, ...
    17. A Critical History of Children's Literature by Cornelia L. Meigs, Anne Eaton, and Elizabeth Nesbitt, ...
    18. A Popular Guide to Government Publications by W. Philip Leidy
    19. The Revolution in Physics by Louis de Broglie
    20. Mr. Tompkins Learns the Facts of Life by George Gamow
    21. The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1 by Robert Musil
    22. Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin
    23. Mr. Nicholas by Thomas Hinde
    The American Mercury, September 1953, pp. 134-144