ran against Hitler in Germany’s 1932 presidential election. Neither man
won, but after Hitler seized power, the communist Thälmann was arrested and eventually
murdered at Buchenwald. Ironically, as Russell
Before the revolution, the gentry
and nobility formed a significant percentage of Russia’s population. Even Lenin
emerged from its ranks. But even before the Bolsheviks secured control over the
country, the gentry were under
Government secrecy-intelligence is one theme of Red Cloud at Dawn, illustrated through the dangerous games the United States and the U.S.S.R. played over the advent of the atom bomb. The conclusion by Princeton history professor Michael D. Gordin is that American intelligence was bad and the Russians did a better job of finding what they needed, through spies...