Books: Goodbye to All That

I CHOSE FREEDOM (496 pp.)—Victor Kravchenko—Scribner ($3.50).

In 1944 Victor Kravchenko suddenly quit his job with the Soviet Purchasing Commission in Washington, went into hiding, and began work on the most sensational of all recent books about the Soviet Union. In eight weeks it climbed to fifth on the non-fiction best-seller list. Reader's Digest condensed it; the Hearst papers have run it as a daily serial.

Expiation for Horrors. "Every minute of the taxi ride," Kravchenko begins, "seemed loaded with danger and with destiny . . . I was running away. . . ....

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