BLIND DATE WITH MARS by Alice Leone Moats
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Reporting for Collier's, inexperienced as a foreign correspondent, charming Miss Moats spares no detail, frivolous or serious, of her 1940-1941 odyssey from Japan, to Indo-China, China, Russia, Persia, Egypt, West Africa, and provides a toothsome tid-bit (on the large side) of personal encounters with officialdom, diplomatic circles, men and women of all kinds. With a falling out with Steinhardt as a beginning, and under suspicion from the start, she encounters troubles of all kinds -- passport, travel, privileges, and personal upsets. Her six month stay in Russia climaxes all the previous experiences under extraordinary war conditions, and gives many a sidelight on earlier books about that period -- the press, the foreigners, and the Russians themselves. Headed for popularity.

Pub Date: Feb. 10th, 1943
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran