Books: Damning Document

ONE WHO SURVIVED—The Life Story of a Russian under the Soviets—Alexander Barmine—Putnam ($3.75).

Whoever else buys this book, one copy will almost certainly be bought by the NKVD, Russia's secret police. It will be sent to Moscow to take its place in the vast NKVD archives beside the French edition, Vingt Ans au Service de I'U.R.S.S. (1939) of which this is an English amplification. In the NKVD's dossier, under the entry "Alexander Barmine, traitor, renegade, former Brigadier General of the Red Army, former Soviet chargé d'affaires at Athens," will appear a new entry: "author of One Who Survived." This book will be...

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