Canterbury Tales of the 20th century.
The moving power of their several chronicles derives not merely from the unity of the theme embodied in significant variations but also from the reader's sense that they are recording a tragedy in which all of us have been involved.
(Reinhold Niebuhr The Nation
The story of the emotions which drew such men to Communism and of the events which disillusioned them states concretely and compellingly the great issues of our time.
(The Saturday Review of Literature
Worth reading, and rereading, for its interest both as a classic historical document and as a haunting object lesson.
(Norman Podhoretz Encounter
An important contribution to our understanding of Communism in its full dimensions and awful depths.
(New York Herald Tribune
This book is an engrossing study of why men join a Communist party and the reasons why they are eventually compelled to resign... Engerman has done an admirable job of explaining the context of this work.
(Donald F. Busky The Historian
To understand the Cold War and the character of Stalinism, The God That Failed is a must read.