The author of Assignment in Utopia gives us the inside story of Stalin the man, with minute details destroying the image of Stalin the enigma, revealing him as dictator supreme, shrewd, cruel, patient, relentless, indifferent to the idealism of the Revolution he represents. Six years' background of Russia, a complete turnabout face of his own opinion and sympathies -- he now has a cause, to show the world what Stalin is. He feels that Finland is proving his undoing, revealing the basic mediocrity of the man. A book which supports conclusively what Souvarine has presented, and which brings the subject actually up to the minute. The material is better authenticated than the earlier book, and -- with the success of that as indication, should go well.