The Atlantic Bookshelf: A Guide to Good Books

ONE of the few people who really know how to vagabond, Stephen Graham early in life deserted London for the chance to live and tramp with Russian peasants and students. He has followed the Russians in their emigrations and joined in their pilgrimage to Jerusalem. His extraordinary knowledge of his foster country is the result of unpretentious visits and lone explorations covering twenty years.

Incidentally, our reviewer, Father Walsh, writes that the Muscovites of Ivan’s time never described him as ‘the Terrible.’ He was the groznyi, which properly means ‘the one to be respected’ — ‘the dread’ in the Shakespearean sense.