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Campbell-Johnson, Alan

Sir Anthony Eden. Very rare first and only Russian edition.

Sir Anthony Eden. Very rare first and only Russian edition.

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Campbell-Johnson, Alan [Sir Anthony Eden]. Ser Antoni Iden. A Biography.

Moskva, Iz-vo Inostrnnoy literatury, 1956.
8vo, 261, [3] pp.

In original wrappers.
In good condition, lightly spotted to cover, crack and tear to front cover, usual stamp to front cover.

Copy No 324.
First and only Russian edition of Campbell-Johnson's 'Sir Anthony Eden. A Biography' (1955).

This series of books held great significance as they were specifically dispatched to Soviet authorities, following a special list. Each book in the series bore a corresponding number on its cover, aligning with the numbers specified in the list. The intention behind this arrangement was for each copy to be read and subsequently returned.
During World War II, the British Foreign Secretary, Anthony Eden (1897-1977), maintained a staunch stance against the pre-invasion Soviet borders of June 1941. However, Eden's perspective shifted when he assumed the role of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in April 1955. Seeking to ease international tensions, he extended a warm welcome to Soviet leaders Nikita Khrushchev and Nikolay Bulganin in 1956.
The comprehensive biography of Anthony Eden was meticulously prepared by Alan Campbell-Johnson (1913-1998), a notable British Liberal Party politician and accomplished journalist. Campbell-Johnson's work offers valuable insights into the life and career of Eden, providing readers with a deeper understanding of this influential figure.

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