LYONS, EUGENE (1898–1984), U.S. journalist and author. Born in Russia and educated in New York, Lyons spent seven years in Moscow after World War i as United Press correspondent. He expressed his disillusionment with the Soviet system in Assignment in Utopia (1937). He edited the magazines American Mercury and Pageant, and joined the staff of the Reader's Digest in 1946, becoming a senior editor in 1952. His books continued to reflect his anti-communist outlook: Stalin, Czar of all the Russias (1940), The Red Decade (1941), and Our Secret Allies (1953). He also wrote Herbert Hoover, A Biography (1964).
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