Books: Chinese Reds

RED STAR OVER CHINA—Edgar Snow— Random House ($3).

In Man's Fate Andre Malraux told the fearful story of a few days in Shanghai that shook the Eastern world—the period in the fall of 1927 when Chiang Kai-shek broke with his Communist allies and the Chinese revolution ended in a swirl of arrests, assassinations, executions, torture. Malraux's account was fiction, but to Occidental readers it seemed far more real than the wild and contradictory newspaper reports of what happened to the remnants of the Chinese Communists.

In left-wing versions, the Communists set up a...

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