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By Sheila Fitzpatrick

ISBN-10: 0522861199

ISBN-13: 9780522861198

In 1968 historian Sheila Fitzpatrick was once ‘outed’ by way of the Russian newspaper Sovetskaya Rossiya as all yet a secret agent for Western intelligence. She was once in Moscow on the time, operating in Soviet records for her doctoral thesis on AV Lunacharsky, the 1st Soviet Commissar of Enlightenment after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.
Despite KGB consciousness, and the impossibility of discovering an appropriate iciness coat, Sheila felt extra relaxed in Moscow than in Britain—a feeling cemented by way of her friendships with Lunacharsky's daughter, Irina, and brother-in-law, Igor, a reform-minded outdated Bolshevik who grew to become a surrogate father and a highbrow mentor. An affair with younger Communist activist, Sasha, pulled her extra right into a international during which she already felt at domestic. For the Soviet experts and documents, besides the fact that, she might regularly be marked as a foreigner, and so almost certainly a spy.
Punctuated by means of letters to her mom in Melbourne and her diary entries of the time, and borne alongside by way of Fitzpatrick's wry, insightful narrative, A secret agent within the documents captures the lifestyles and occasions of chilly battle Russia.

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