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Zhivago Affair The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle over a Forbidden Book

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ISBN-10: 0345803191

ISBN-13: 9780345803191

Edition: 2015

Authors: Peter Finn, Petra Couv�e, Petra Couv�e

List price: $19.95
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Drawing on newly declassified government files, this is the dramatic story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West. In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout took a train to a village just outside Moscow to visit Russia's greatest living poet, Boris Pasternak. He left carrying the original manuscript of Pasternak's first and only novel, entrusted to him with these words: "This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way around the world." Pasternak believed his novel was unlikely ever to be published in the Soviet Union, where the authorities regarded it as an irredeemable assault on the 1917 Revolution. But he thought…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/28/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.16" wide x 8.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English