BRAVERY by V. Ketlinskajia


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Although propagandist, this novel telling the story of the Soviet's building-up of the Far East, is both moving and significant. ""A beautiful cooperation of doggedness and dream"" forms the theme of the book which shows how a group of young Russians set out to build a powerful defense city on the river Amour, and to educate the people along Soviet lines. Young, inexperienced but cocksure, they see their work through successfully despite many hardships -- and many deaths. An interesting view of one phase of Soviet policy, glorified to be sure, but dramatic as one aspect of modern pioneering.

Publisher: Gosizdat -- Moscow