Books: Revolution's Evolution

TO THE FINLAND STATION—Edmund Wilson—Harcourt, Brace ($4).

The Finland Station is a shabby, grey and pink stucco building. Here trains from free Finland arrive in Leningrad. Here, on the night of April 16, 1917, arrived Vladimir Hitch Lenin. He was late: like most Russian trains, even the train bringing Lenin to the Revolution was not on time.

Lenin spoke in his harsh, rasping voice to the crowd. "Dear comrades, soldiers, sailors and workers, I ... greet you as the advance guard of the international proletarian army. . . . Not today, but tomorrow, any...

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