This is one of the more important books that have been published on Russia during recent years. The author served in the Red Army from 1921 to 1936 and was identified with the Tukhachevsky line of policy. The title of his work is somewhat of a misnomer for the author confines himself largely to the political organization of the army and tells us little about it as a military weapon. His explanation of the Tukhachevsky plot -- which he says existed and of which he gives details -- is plausible, while his pages on the coöperation of the Red Army with the Reichswehr will be read with interest.
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