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Books of Portland son, Red hero, banned

8 July 1953


Several authors purported to have Communist affiliations had their books removed from State Department libraries in foreign countries. A total of 25 books were banned, including those of the writer John Reed, a Portland native who was buried within the wall of the Kremlin near Lenin's tomb. Eight authors wrote the 25 books, all presumed to be Communists, as stated by the acting head of the International Information Administration.


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