ONE WHO SURVIVED: The Life Story of a Hussian under the Soviets by Alexander Barmine

ONE WHO SURVIVED: The Life Story of a Hussian under the Soviets

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A genuine, often dramatic, inside story of the Stalinist regime, of the distortion of the Communist Ideology, of the purge of the prime movers, the most brilliant exponents. was one of the original supporters and became a high official in the foreign office, serving as consul to Hersia, member of the foreign trade commissions, ) to Greece, etc. Poverty, undernourishment, bureaucracy at the turn of the 's convinced him of the repressive regime of Stalin, and he resigned in ' and escaped with the hot on his heels -- first to Paris, then to U. S. Edited and with an introduction by Max Fastmen. One question is whether the excellent quality and real value of the material is sufficient to override the hurdle of rather unfortunate timing, with blasting criticism of Stalin and the regime less sought after today.

Pub Date: Feb. 20th, 1941
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran