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Robert Service in Ely

Friday 25th November 2011

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7.15pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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Post WW1 , East and West are plunged into an atmosphere of suspicion and distrust as both communist and capitalist powers are forced to contemplate the other’s increasing influence in the world order. All the usual routes to vital information are cut off, replaced by an extraordinary collection of opportunists, journalists and spies –  trying to infiltrate the political elite and sway foreign policy to their favour.

Robert Service, acclaimed historian and one of our finest commentators on all matters Soviet, with narrative flair and impeccable research, reveals one of the great untold stories of the twentieth century.