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Reader's Digest Condensed Books Vol 28, 1957 Winter : Bon Voyage / The Tribe That Lost Its Head / The Philadelphian / A Family Party / Stopover: Tokyo
Reader's Digest Condensed Books Vol 28 1957 Winter Bon Voyage / The Tribe That Lost Its Head / The Philadelphian / A Family Party / Stopover Tokyo Author:Richard Powell, Nicholas Monsarrat, Joseph Hayes, Marrijane Hayes, John O'Hara, John P. Marquand "Bon Voyage", by Marrijane and Joseph Hayes — ...blithe account of the American dream come true. Katie and Harry Willard of Terre Haute, Indiana were newlyweds when they started saving for a trip to Paris. By the time they set sail they had company: Amy, a beautiful daughter of marriageable age; Elliott, a world-weary teen-ager; a... more »nd Skipper, a twelve-year-old dynamo. Rocketing about Europe, the Willards managed to do everything that good tourists should, and in the process they learned a lot--about history, food, architecture. But they learned even more about romance, as the game is played in the Continental manner.
"The Tribe That Lost Its Head" by Nicholas Monsarrat
It was an evil day for Pharamaul--a British Protectorate off the West Coast of Africa--when its young native chief returning from Oxford happened to travel on the same plane with Tulbach Browne. For Browne, star reporter for a sensational London newspaper, was an expert on distortion and spite and did not hesistate in his dispatches to twist the young man's innocent words into inflammable declarations. Thus a chain reaction of unrest was started that tore to shreds the orderly fabric of British administration until it finally exploded in a fearful outburst of savagery.
Pharamaul is an imaginary island. This is a work of fiction. But so lifelike are the characters, so convincing is the situation, that the reader is caught up in a compelling drama that could occur anywhere in the world when a primitive people seizes self-rule before it is equipped to do so.
"The Philadelphian" by Richard Powell
Young Anthony Lawrence had no money, little family, no influential connections. He had only brains, charm and ambition to take him where he was determined to go. Here, against the staid yet enigmatic background of Philadelphia's Main Line, is the always entertaining story of Anthony's progress: in school, in war, in the law, in love. Following hin into the byways of his chosen profession, the reader is given a fascinating insight into Anthony's talent, his knowledge of courts and clients and the legal mind, his consummate lawyer's skill in dealing with explosive situations--traits that are to take him to the top of the Philadelphia ladder and to the unsuspected road beyond.
"A Family Party" by John O' Hara
Lyons, Pennsylvania, would never forget the speech Bert Shoemaker made at the dinner honoring the town's beloved doctor, Sam Merritt, for forty years of service. Mr. Shoemaker was not an accomplished speaker; but in his few minutes, he managed to make his hearers smile, to make them weep, and to give Dr. Merritt the surprise of a long and eventful life.
"Stopover: Tokyo" by John P. Marquand
Jack Rhyce knew that in the counterespionage service the slightest false step or word can betray an agent to the enemy, and the price of an emotional entanglement can be death. But when love walks on, who is ever prepared?--even when the stage is post-war Tokyo, where rival intelligence services wage a deadly undercover war. That extraordinary Japanese secret agent Mr. Moto returns to the scene in this fast-moving and dramatic story of espionage and a heartbreaking conflict of loyalties.« less