Books: Retreat from Moscow

MEN AND POLITICS—Louis Fischer—Duell, Sloan and Pearce ($3.50).

For 18 years Louis Fischer was the journalistic delegate from New York's liberal Nation to the Russian revolution. When not in Moscow, Fischer dashed around Europe, interviewing political bigwigs. During the civil war, he was in & out of Spain. His two-volume The Soviets in World Affairs, still the standard work on the subject, made Fischer an authority on Russian foreign politics. It also brought him into close contact with Russian politicians. His dispatches were easy to read and suggested an unusual grasp of the forces...

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