Books: For the Defense

THESE ARE THE RUSSIANS—Richard E. Lauterbach—Harper ($3).

Two months ago, 16 U.S. newsmen jointly damned Kansas' William L. White's best-selling Report on the Russians as "highly biased and misleading" (TIME, March 26). One of them was White's good friend, jut-jawed, black-thatched Richard Edward Lauterbach, Moscow correspondent for TIME & LIFE in 1943-44. In These Are the Russians, Lauterbach now presents his own report on the state of the Soviet Union.

During his year (v. White's six weeks) in Russia, Lauterbach shared many of the Kansas reporter's experiences. He, too, found Russian censorship confining. On trips through Soviet factories he saw some in...

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