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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 by Tatiana Sorokina and Oliver Ready

The Maisky diaries : red ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943, edited by Gabriel Gorodetsky ; translated by 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 by Tatiana Sorokina and Oliver Ready
Title variation
Red ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • 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
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1884-1975
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maĭskiĭ, I. M.
Dewey number
327.47
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Russian
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1945-
  • 1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gorodetsky, Gabriel
  • Sorokina, Tatiana
  • Ready, Oliver
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maĭskiĭ, I. M.
  • Maĭskiĭ, I. M.
  • Ambassadors
  • Ambassadors
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The Maisky diaries : red ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943, edited by Gabriel Gorodetsky ; translated by Tatiana Sorokina and Oliver Ready
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the Russian
  • Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1934 -- 1935 -- 1936 -- 1937 -- 1938 -- 1939 -- 1940 -- 1941 -- 1942 -- 1943
Control code
000055502246
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xlvii, 584 pages
Isbn
9780300180671
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015016351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)910504193
Label
The Maisky diaries : red ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943, edited by Gabriel Gorodetsky ; translated by Tatiana Sorokina and Oliver Ready
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the Russian
  • Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1934 -- 1935 -- 1936 -- 1937 -- 1938 -- 1939 -- 1940 -- 1941 -- 1942 -- 1943
Control code
000055502246
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xlvii, 584 pages
Isbn
9780300180671
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015016351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)910504193

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