Books: Soviet Safari

RUSSIAN JOURNEY (255 pp.)—William O. Douglas—Doubleday ($4.50).

Supreme Court Justice William 0. Douglas has made as much news with his ascents as his dissents. Of Men and Mountains, his Thoreau-like reflections on mountain climbing in the Pacific Northwest, scaled 1950'S bestseller lists. The previous year, a hike up the peaks of Azerbaijan near the Russo-Iranian border brought a salvo of charges from the Soviet press that he was leading "a gang of spies." Uphill and down in seven years, the journeying justice has covered tens of thousands of miles, toured 20 lands and written five books about his travels. Folksy, candid, and...

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