Mother Russia. Maurice Hindus. NY: (Garden City): Doubleday, Doran, 1943. 1st edition, stated. 395 pages. Illustrated. World War II reportage by Maurice Hindus (1891-1969), the Russian-American correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune. A vivid account of the Russia in 1942, whose citizens who again and again resisted the powerful German Army. Some of his other books include "Red Bread" and "Humanity Uprooted".
Hardcover with tan cloth and burgundy titles and intaglio decorations, missing dustjacket. Condition good with former owner name plate inside front cover and name on first page. Some browning to gutters. A better than average reading copy. 1 copy only.
Hindus (1891-1969) was born in a Russian (Bolshoye Bykovo, which today is Belarus) village and came to the US in 1906. His father was a kulak (affluent peasants in the latter days of the Russian Empire, Soviet Russia and the early Soviet Union). He returned to Russia in 1923 staying for a year. He writes as an eyewitness about the collapse of the old social institutions. Interesting reading from an historical perspective, although accused of being too naïve and a sympathizer, Hindus increased American understanding of the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s.