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The Zinoviev Letter

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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 on. The Zinoviev Letter of 1924, which encouraged the British proletariat to greater revolutionary fervour, was 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. It was the subject of major Whitehall investigations in the 1960s and 1990s, and it cropped up in the media as recently as during the Referendum campaign and the 2017 general election.

The Letter has long been a symbol of political dirty tricks and what we would now call "fake news". But it is also a gripping historical detective story of spies and secrets, fraud and forgery, international subversion and the nascent global conflict between communism and capitalism.

The d.j. shows slight signs of handling, but the book is otherwise in excellent condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Bennett, Gill
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2018
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198767307
ISBN-13:
9780198767305
Number of pages:
340
Publisher:
OUP

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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 on. The Zinoviev Letter of 1924, which encouraged the British proletariat to greater revolutionary fervour, was 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. It was the subject of major Whitehall investigations in the 1960s and 1990s, and it cropped up in the media as recently as during the Referendum campaign and the 2017 general election.

The Letter has long been a symbol of political dirty tricks and what we would now call "fake news". But it is also a gripping historical detective story of spies and secrets, fraud and forgery, international subversion and the nascent global conflict between communism and capitalism.

The d.j. shows slight signs of handling, but the book is otherwise in excellent condition.

Author(s):
Bennett, Gill
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2018
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198767307
ISBN-13:
9780198767305
Number of pages:
340
Publisher:
OUP

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