Books: Partisan Praise

THIS SOVIET WORLD—Anna Louise Strong—Holt ($2).

As if she were answering typical questions posed by U. S. lecture audiences, Anna Louise Strong, editor of the Moscow Daily News, last week put on a performance more partisan than persuasive.

Fifteen years ago, at the age of 35, Author Strong arrived in Russia with the Quaker relief unit. Long a social reformer, this large, white-haired energetic woman remained to help build up the new regime, give it publicity, organize various cultural enterprises, of which the Moscow Daily News has prospered most markedly. In 1932 she surprised friends on both sides of the Atlantic...

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