December 22, 2018 Wall Street Journal review of Between Two Millstones, Book 1 December 22, 2018/ Solzhenitsyn Bertrand M. Patenaude in today’s Wall Street Journal reviews Between Two Millstones, Book 1. From the moment he leaves the Soviet Union and takes residence in Europe, the famous exile feels overwhelmed by unwanted attention and demands on his time, including beckoning letters from Sens. Jesse Helms and Henry Jackson. “America, the consumer of everything new and sensational, was awaiting me with open arms,” he writes. He feels torn between his urge to withdraw from public view in order to write and his desire to speak out about the dangers posed to the unwary West by détente. He is besieged by reporters hounding him for a quote and photographing his every move. “You are worse than the KGB!” he explodes.