In This Review

By Edvard Radzinsky
Doubleday, 1996, 608 pp

A biography by an Austrian journalist who spent most of the inter-war years in Russia. Not always accurate, it suffers from the author's natural tendency to project into the 1940's and 1950's the situation as he knew it in the mid-1930's. (Swiss edition, "Stalin." Bern, Scherz, 1950, 356 p. Sw. Fr. 13.40.)