Witness. The confessional autobiography of Whittaker Chambers (TIME, May 36).
Homage to Catalonia, by George Orwell. The Spanish civil war as seen by the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four (TIME, May 19).
Napoleon at St. Helena, by General Henri-Gatien Bertrand. A vivid account of Napoleon's last months, from the journals of his grand marshal (TIME, May 19).
The Time of the Assassins, by Godfrey Blunden. A tale of two fanaticismsthe 55 kind and the NKVD kindin the Ukrainian city of Kharkov (TIME, May 19)
The Golden Hand, by Edith Simon. Life & death in a fictional English village of the 14th century (TIME, April 28).