Books: A Man in.War

THE DON FLOWS HOME TO THE SEA—Mikhail Sholokhov—Knopf ($3.50).

Mikhail Sholokhov is a Russian Communist* who is also a Don Cossack—one of the proud, half-savage people who, neither Red nor White, fiercely and hopelessly resisted the Bolsheviks during 1917-21. In And Quiet Flows the Don (TIME, July 2, 1934) Sholokhov marshaled a big cast of Cossacks through the vicissitudes of war and revolution, left them at the brink of civil war. In this, its 777-page sequel, he carries them through that war to its last exhausted gasp in the Bolshevik triumph.

Sholokhov invests his...

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