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Out of the Night

Out of the Night

By Jan Valtin

Alliance, 1940, 841 pp.

This story of the career of a German Communist in the employ of the G.P.U. is one of the most amazing and depressing ever to be reduced to writing. It is one long tale of espionage, deceit, torture and betrayal by the secret police of the rival totalitarian Powers. If anything were needed to put an end to the "revolutionary" glamor of either Communism or Fascism, this book should do it.