Books: His Name Meant Sorrow

THE MAN WITH THREE FACES (243 pp.) — Hans-Otto Meissner—Rlnehart ($3.50). Certain families have the ruling habit—the Adamses and Roosevelts in the U.S., Cecils, Churchills and Stanleys in Britain. The Sorge family is one of the first in history with a hereditary link to international Communism.

Friedrich Adolf Sorge, the German-born music teacher and agitator who lived in the U.S., appeared as an American delegate at one of the first get-togethers of the Communist International at The Hague in 1872; he became a protege of Karl Marx. His grandson, Richard Sorge, was deeply...

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