Books: Second Epistle to the Germans

STALINGRAD (357 pp.)—Theodor Plievier—Applefon-Century-Crofts ($3).

Germany's Theodor Plievier was one of that small, distinguished fraternity (including Arnold Zweig, Henri Barbusse, Remain Holland) who, after World War I, deemed it their duty to blow the gaff on military imperialism so thoroughly that a similar carnage could never come again. Plievier's main contribution was The Kaiser's Coolies, and after writing it, he fled into exile. Now, with an even more fearful war come & gone, 60-year-old Theodor Plievier has resumed his old theme song.

In its German editions, Stalingrad has sold more than a million copies....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!