Books: How Russia Was Invaded

BLIND DATE WITH MARS—Alice-Leone Moats—Doubleday, Doran ($3).

When Germany's Panzer divisions were hurled across the Russian border, Collier's Correspondent Alice-Leone Moats was waiting for them, repartee in hand. Asked, at a dinner in Moscow's Italian Embassy, if she knew how Italian officers drank toasts, "Moatsie" snapped: " 'No. All I know about Italian officers is that they pinch girls' behinds.'. . . The others broke into a guffaw."

U.S. Ambassador Steinhardt would have liked to see Moatsie get out of Russia. But Moatsie's "cold grey" eyes showed her determination to "fight to the...

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