In This Review

Memoirs
Memoirs
By Jo Grimond
Heinemann/Holmes & Meier, 1980, 315 pp.

The unique story of a Soviet general who took the road of open opposition to the Soviet regime, of which the outside world caught occasional glimpses in the press over the years, is now recounted by the general himself. That it is very much a personal story rather than a political tract adds to its interest. He describes in detail his disillusionment with Stalin, his challenge to Khrushchev in 1961, his "guerrilla war" with the KGB, and his experiences in the insane asylums and prisons. Like his life, the book is disarmingly honest and revealing-and sane.