This young American correspondent represented Time and Life in Moscow during 1943-44. He improved his opportunities by visiting Leningrad, Odessa, Siberia and other parts of Soviet territory, as well as liberated Poland. He reports on what he saw and heard, not uncritically but with an underlying feeling of respect, even admiration, for the Russian people, their achievements and their aspirations. Some of his best passages consist of material which, for one reason or another, was not used by Time and Life. This is, without reservation, one of the better recent books on the Soviets.