Books: Mr. Stalin, Meet Mr. Truman

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (367 pp.]—Ellis M. Zacharias—Putnam ($3.75).

Rear Admiral Ellis M. Zacharias, 60, U.S.N. (ret.), would be the first to agree with his publishers' estimate of him: "America's greatest intelligence expert." His first unblushing bid for the title was Secret Missions (TIME, Dec. 23, 1946), a postwar expose of U.S. naval intelligence in which it didn't take much reading between the lines to guess that Intelligence Officer Zacharias had been a live brain awash among saltwater boneheads.

The admiral's new book, Behind Closed Doors, is boldly subtitled "The Secret History of the Cold...

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