Books: Glimpse of Terror

RUSSIA AND HISTORY'S TURNING POINT by Alexander Kerensky. 558 pages. Duell, Sloan & Pearce. $8.95.

Alexander Feodorovich Kerensky is one of the most famous forgotten men of modern times. By history's stern reckoning, he is also one of the luckiest —and one of the unluckiest. Lucky, because 48 years ago this week he escaped with his life after Lenin's Bolsheviks deposed him as the first Prime Minister of the Russian Revolution; unlucky, because for nearly half a century he has been the archetype of all political exiles: stateless, often dependent on the hospitality of...

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