The Zinoviev Letter: The Conspiracy that Never Dies

The Zinoviev Letter: The Conspiracy that Never Dies

by Gill Bennett


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ISBN-13: 9780198767305
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 661,205
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Gill Bennett is an Associate Fellow of RUSI. She was Chief Historian of the Foreign Office from 1995-2005, and senior editor of its official history of British foreign policy, Documents on British Policy Overseas. As a historian in Whitehall for over forty years, she provided historical advice to twelve foreign secretaries under six prime ministers, from Edward Heath to Tony Blair. In 1998, in her role as Chief Historian of the Foreign Office, she was commissioned to write a report into the Zinoviev Letter affair for the Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook.

A specialist in the history of secret intelligence, Bennett published a ground-breaking biography, Churchill's Man of Mystery: Desmond Morton and the World of Intelligence (2006). Her most recent book, Six Moments of Crisis: Inside British Foreign Policy, was published by Oxford University Press in 2013.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Impact of the Zinoviev Letter on British Politics
1. One Version of the Truth
2. In Search of the Red Letter
3. Enquiries and investigations, 1924-25
4. The Plot Thickens, 1928-29
5. The Philby Effect, 1960-70
6. New Labour, New Investigation, 1998-99
7. So Who Wrote the Zinoviev Letter, and Does it Matter?

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