The Last Stand:
an interpretation of the Soviet Five-Year Plan.Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1931 Stock Code: 125561
First edition, first printing. The Jesuit priest Edmund A. Walsh (1885-1956), whose fierce anti-communism had been reinforced by his work for the Vatican's Russian famine relief mission in 1922, had already achieved success with his account of Russian Revolution in 1928. The present work, an account of the Five-Year Plan, at that point in its third year, continues the author's denunciation of the Bolshevik ideology and regime, and provides an able critique of Stalinist economic policies.
Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine and front cover lettered in white with red flag decoration. With the dust jacket.
Tiny markings to covers, light foxing to title page, else a very good copy in the dust jacket, a little soiled, slightly chipped and torn at head, black mark to front panel.
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