THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR OF THE SOVIET UNIONJoseph StalinInternational Publishers ($1.75).
POLAND AND RUSSIAJames T. Shotwell & Max M. LasersonKing's Crown Press ($2).
EUROPE IN REVOLUTIONJohn ScottHoughton Mifflin ($3).
THE BIG THREEDavid J. DallinYale University Press ($2.75).
Americans like to dismiss Russians and their policies as enigmatic. Few Americans have investigated Russia's purposes and plans by reading the basic writings of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Nikolai Lenin and Joseph Stalin. But for at least a generation those purposes are likely to constitute the world's No. 1 political argument.
To this argument the four books listed...