Books: Sorrow & Terror

IVAN THE TERRIBLE (421 pp.]—Hans von Eckardt—Knopf ($5).

"Czar Ivan now betook himself ... to an open space in the suburbs [of Great Novgorod] and ordered his men to bring before him all the boyars, commercial magnates, and elders whom they had arrested, together with their wives and.'children; and here, before his eyes [they] were burnt with red-hot instruments of torture, and then . . . bound to horses and sleighs, dragged to the river . . . and thrown into the water. Women and children . . . were tied together and likewise thrown [in] . . . The streltsy (sharpshooters)...

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