Russia's Greatest Enemy?
Harold Williams and the Russian Revolutions
By (author) Charlotte Alston
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Russia's Greatest Enemy? by Charlotte Alston
Book DescriptionA remarkably talented linguist, foreign correspondent in Russia from 1904-1921 and Foreign Editor for 'The Times', 'Russia's Greatest Enemy?' traces the fascinating life and career of Harold Williams. This quiet and modest New Zealander played a central role in informing and influencing British opinion on Russia from the twilight of the Tsars, through War and Revolution, to the rise of the Soviet Union. The career of this keen Russophile and fierce opponent of Bolshevism illuminates the pre-World War One movement towards rapprochement with the Tsar, as well as the drive for intervention and isolation in the Soviet period. In this fascinating study Charlotte Alston explores the role of Williams as the interpreter of Russia to the British and the British to Russia in this turbulent period in the history of both countries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845112615
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Charlotte Alston
Charlotte Alston is Research Assistant at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.
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