Charles A. Moser

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The Hammer of Hunger

“Every scarecrow secretly desires to terrorize.”
—Stanislaw Lee

When, from time to time, a responsible official in the United States suggests we employ our abundance of food as a “weapon” in our struggle with Communist totalitarianism, a clamor of protest

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Bulgarian Death Squad

Georgi Markov: The Truth That Killed; Ticknor & Fields; New York.

Claire Sterling: The Time of the Assassins: Anatomy of an Investigation; Holt, Reinhart & Winston; New York.  

In 1962 a  one-time engineer, Georgi Markov, rose meteroically to

De-Filed
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De-Filed

Penn Kimball: The File; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; San Diego.

 

On the surface, Penn Kimball at 68 might seem to have enjoyed a successful, satisfying life. Born to well-to-do parents of liberal Republican persuasion, he grew up happily in New

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Tending the Abused Garden

Max Hayward: Writers in Russia: 1917-1978; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; San Diego, CA.

by Charles A. Moser

At the time of his premature death in 1979, Max Hayward was among the finest Western interpreters of contemporary Russian literature in the Soviet

Knuckling Under & Soaring Free
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Knuckling Under & Soaring Free

Border Crossing: The West and Russian Identity in Soviet Literature 1917-1934 by Carol Avlns; University of California Press; Berkeley.

Poems by Anna Akhmatova, Selected and translated by Lyn Coffin; W. W. Norton; New York.

In Border Crossings Carol Avins, associate