Russia's Greatest Enemy? Harold Williams and the Russian Revolutions

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Abstract

A 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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherI. B. Tauris
Number of pages288
ISBN (Print)9781845112615
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameInternational Library of Twentieth Century History
PublisherI. B. Tauris

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