Books: Impersonal Adventure

STORY OF A SECRET STATE—Jan Karski —Houghton Mifflin ($3).

If the Poles, caught and crushed between the devastating German and Russian juggernauts in 1939, had yielded up their national ghost, few could have blamed them. In no other conquered country were the prospects of a successful resistance movement more dangerous and disheartening. But an underground was organized. And unlike most underground soldiers, Jan Karski has lived to tell the tale. His book is, in part, one of the most vivid adventure stories of the war. But more, it is a powerful document in the...

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