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The Zinoviev letter : the conspiracy that never dies

Author: Gill Bennett
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This is the story of one of the most enduring conspiracy theories in British politics, an intrigue that still has resonance nearly a century after it was written: the Zinoviev Letter of 1924. Almost certainly a forgery, no original has ever been traced, and even if genuine it was probably Soviet fake news. Despite this, the Letter still haunts British politics nearly a century after it was written, the subject of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Bennett, Gill.
Zinoviev letter.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1048402410
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gill Bennett
ISBN: 0198767307 9780198767305
OCLC Number: 1016048788
Description: xv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. One Version of the Truth --
2. In Search of the Red Letter --
3. Enquiries and Investigations, 1924 --
1925 --
4. Plot Thickens, 1928 --
1929 --
5. Philby Effect, 1960 --
1970 --
6. New Labour, New Investigation, 1998 --
1999 --
7. So Who Wrote the Zinoviev Letter, and Does it Matter?.
Responsibility: Gill Bennett.

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In 1998, Chief Historian of the Foreign Office Gill Bennett was commissioned by Foreign Secretary Robin Cook to get to the bottom of a mystery that had haunted the Labour Party - and British politics  Read more...

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A brilliant, gripping dissection of the most famous 'fake news' in twentieth-century Britain and its dramatic impact on relations with Russia, British politics, and the intelligence services. * Read more...

 
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