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The Strange Alliance

The Strange Alliance

By John R. Deane

Viking, 1947, 344 pp.

General Deane went to Moscow late in 1945 to head the American military mission there, and stayed until the war was over. Despite his many disappointing experiences in trying to get coöperation from our Russian ally, he came to like the Russian people and to believe that we can get along with their hyper-suspicious government by employing a mixture of frankness and firmness. His account of what he did, saw and heard in wartime Russia is straightforward and modest.