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One Who Survived
One Who Survived
By Alexander Barmine
Putnam, 1945, 337 pp

This is a translation and revision of the author's memoirs which were originally published in France in 1939. Up until 1937 Barmine had served in various branches of the Soviet bureaucracy, but during that year he "escaped" to Paris from Athens, where he had been Russian chargé d'affaires, because he did not want to be "purged." Where his story concerns his personal experiences it has some interest; where it deals with affairs second-hand it is not always reliable.