viii, 262 pp., corners bumped/chipped, yellowing on pastedowns, PO's name on free endpaper. Text has a little light underlining, spots on pp. 2-3, otherwise clean and intact. DJ has considerable edgewear/chipping across top, edgewear/crease along spine, some edgewear & tiny chips along bottom.
Written in the immediate post-WWII period, this book examines the historic, economic and political pressures from the prewar years and the Nazi invasion which shaped the Soviet mentality and "molded the Soviet habits of thought and action into a clearly defined pattern." Fischer began studying Russian history and power relationships in Oxford in 1933 and continued as a reporter, civil servant, assistant editor of Harper’s Magazine, and wartime official of the Board of Economic Warfare where he examined hundreds of intelligence reports on Russian political and economic developments.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall