It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
The Big Fisherman
by Lloyd C. Douglas
A perennial favourite with wide appeal from Lloyd C. Douglas. The basis for a movie of the same title directed by Frank Borzage.
The Naked and the Dead
by Norman Mailer
Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since become part of the American canon.
Dinner at Antoine's
by Frances Parkinson Keyes
Orson Foxworth celebrates his return to New Orleans by giving a dinner in the 1840 room at Antoines restaurant, ostensibly planned to present his niece for the Carnival festivities and to renew his romance with Amelie Lalande.
The Bishop's Mantle
by Agnes Sligh Turnbull
Excerpt from Chapter I: "...He went back to the desk and picked up the phone. The nurse had taken care of the most essential and painful calls.