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

Label
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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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.Scrupulously edited and checked against a vast range of Russian and Western archival evidence, this extraordinary narrative diary offers a fascinating revision of the events surrounding the Second World War
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1884-1975
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MaÄ­skiÄ­, I. M.
Dewey number
327.47041092
Illustrations
photographs
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Russian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1945-
  • 1976-
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  • Gorodetsky, Gabriel
  • Ready, Oliver
  • Sorokina, Tatiana
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  • MaÄ­skiÄ­, I. M.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Ambassadors
  • Ambassadors
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Great Britain
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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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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1934 -- 1935 -- 1936 -- 1937 -- 1938 -- 1939 -- 1940 -- 1941 -- 1942 -- 1943
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xlvii, 584 pages
Isbn
9780300180671
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780300180671
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
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1934 -- 1935 -- 1936 -- 1937 -- 1938 -- 1939 -- 1940 -- 1941 -- 1942 -- 1943
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xlvii, 584 pages
Isbn
9780300180671
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780300180671

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