Books: The Siberian Bastion

SOVIET ASIA—Raymond Arthur Davies & Andrew J. Steiger— Dial ($3).

Soviet Asia is a vast, vague question mark. There are rumors of gigantic new factories in its Far West and there are rumors of armed vigilance in its Far East. Few Americans know much about either. To Canadian Journalist Davies and U.S. Journalist Steiger, who have fellow-traveled there extensively, Siberia is far from vague. They regard it as the key to Allied victory.

Half a Continent. Soviet Asia is bounded on the west by the 2,000-mile watershed of the Ural Mountains and bends its breadth...

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