Breaking With Moscow – A. Shevchenko (1985) (1st ed)

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Breaking With Moscow – A. Shevchenko (1985) (1st ed)

S$42.00

Title: Breaking with Moscow

Author: Arkady N. Shevchenko

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, 1985. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Pages tanned. Edges tanned. Slight foxing to edges and dust jacket. 378pp., app 8.5″x5.5″.

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About the book (from dust jacket):

In April 1978, Arkady Shevchenko – United Nations Under Secretary General and former adviser to Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko – shocked the world diplomatic community by seeking refuge in the United States. The most important Soviet official ever to defect to the West, Shevchenko thus renounced what had been a meteoric career in his country’s foreign service.

Breaking with Moscow¬†reveals the reasons behind Shevchenko’s action. He tells of his inner turmoil which began years before his defection, doubts about the Communist system that belied his reputation as a quintessential Soviet hard-liner and an ardent defender of his country’s foreign policy. He also divulges how, for some years after he approached U.S. officials about asylum, he served as a source of information – as a reluctant spy – transmitting the contents of Soviet diplomatic communications to American intelligence agencies.