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The Resource The Maisky diaries : red ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943, edited by Gabriel Gorodetsky ; translated Tatiana Sorokina and Oliver Ready

The Maisky diaries : red ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943, edited by Gabriel Gorodetsky ; translated Tatiana Sorokina and Oliver Ready

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The Maisky diaries : red ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943
Title
The Maisky diaries
Title remainder
red ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gabriel Gorodetsky ; translated Tatiana Sorokina and Oliver Ready
Title variation
Red ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The terror and purges of Stalin's Russia in the 1930s discouraged Soviet officials from leaving documentary records let alone keeping personal diaries. A remarkable exception is the unique diary assiduously kept by Ivan Maisky, the Soviet ambassador to London between 1932 and 1943. This selection from Maisky's diary, never before published in English, grippingly documents Britain's drift to war during the 1930s, appeasement in the Munich era, negotiations leading to the signature of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, Churchill's rise to power, the German invasion of Russia, and the intense debate over the opening of the second front. Maisky was distinguished by his great sociability and access to the key players in British public life. Among his range of regular contacts were politicians (including Churchill, Chamberlain, Eden, and Halifax), press barons (Beaverbrook), ambassadors (Joseph Kennedy), intellectuals (Keynes, Sidney and Beatrice Webb), writers (George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells), and indeed royalty. His diary further reveals the role personal rivalries within the Kremlin played in the formulation of Soviet policy at the time
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Maisky diaries : red ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943, edited by Gabriel Gorodetsky ; translated Tatiana Sorokina and Oliver Ready
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Russian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xlvii, 584 pages
Isbn
9780300180671
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015016351
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910504193
  • (OCoLC)ocn910504193
  • 742103
Label
The Maisky diaries : red ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943, edited by Gabriel Gorodetsky ; translated Tatiana Sorokina and Oliver Ready
Publication
Note
Translated from the Russian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xlvii, 584 pages
Isbn
9780300180671
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015016351
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910504193
  • (OCoLC)ocn910504193
  • 742103

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