War of Words: A Cold War Witness

War of Words: A Cold War Witness

by Christopher Mayhew
     
 

ISBN-10: 1860642675

ISBN-13: 9781860642678

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited


Christopher Mayhew gives a fascinating account of his early life at Oxford and the attraction of communism--so common among many of his contemporaries--and of his visit to the Soviet Union which was followed by disillusionment and the beginning of his strong anti-communist beliefs. After war service and entry into Parliament he was marked-out as a potential

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Christopher Mayhew gives a fascinating account of his early life at Oxford and the attraction of communism--so common among many of his contemporaries--and of his visit to the Soviet Union which was followed by disillusionment and the beginning of his strong anti-communist beliefs. After war service and entry into Parliament he was marked-out as a potential high-flyer and served as Personal Private Secretary to Ernest Bevin at the Foreign Office. The book's major importance begins in this period as it highlights Britain's role in the early Cold War years and shows how Britain was the first to take up the offensive to rebut Soviet propaganda and to try to further worldwide belief in Western social democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860642678
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.72(d)

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