Drawing on previously unavailable Russian, German and American archives and dossiers, author Stephen Koch leaves no stone unturned in this comprehensive, eye-opening account of German-Soviet collaboration.
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Stephen Koch is chairman of the Writing Division of the School of Arts at Columbia University, New York. He lives in Manhattan.
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Book Description HarperCollins, London, 1995. Hardback. Book Condition: Mint. Dust Jacket Condition: Mint. First Edition. This mint unread copy is bound in cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine, tight, white, bright and square. The unclipped dust wrapper is in mint condition. As part of its plan to achieve a worldwide communist revolution, the USSR employed a German communist and publisher to recruit Western intellectuals - among them Gide, Hemingway, Malraux, Dos Passos, Brecht, Dorothy Parker and Lillian Hellman. Koch examines the role played by these writers in the covert and propaganda operations carried out by the USSR between the 1930s and the 1960s. He shows how many idealistic sympathizers, motivated by anti-fascist feelings, became embroiled in a web of terror and deceit and found themselves party to the most debased of Soviet actions, such as the collaboration between Hitler and Stalin in the elimination of their political enemies (a secret clause of the Nazi-Soviet pact). Ref SS4 Size: 420pp. Bookseller Inventory # 015165
Book Description Harper Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0002555166 Hardcover with pictorial dustjacket, 419 pages in vg condition but for a small stain commencing on top edge of dj to top edge of ffep; former owner's name stamp on title page (removable); some light foxing to top page edge; well bound, internally clean. Bookseller Inventory # SKUG400A