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Twilight of the Comintern, 1930-1935
Twilight of the Comintern, 1930-1935
By Edward Hallett Carr
Pantheon, 1983, 461 pp

Edward Hallett Carr completed this impressive book just before he died at age 90. It is obviously less intensive than his massive 14-volume History of Soviet Russia From 1917 to 1929, but is nevertheless a very solid work, indispensable to the student of Soviet foreign policy and international communism. Much of the story concerns Germany, and the attempts of Moscow and the German Communists to cope with the rise and successes of Hitler. Separate sections cover the affairs of a number of individual communist parties.