The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book

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Harvill Secker, 2014 - 352 pages
1956. Boris Pasternak presses a manuscript into the hands of an Italian publishing scout with these words: 'This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way around the world.' This book offers a portrait of Pasternak, and takes us deep into the Cold War, back to a time when literature had the power to shape the world.

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User Review  - alanteder - LibraryThing

The Book That Came In From the Cold Review of the Vintage paperback edition (April 2015) of the original Pantheon hardcover edition (June 2014) I enjoyed the fictionalized version of The Zhivago ... Read full review

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User Review  - PCorrigan - LibraryThing

Very interesting read, especially for those with an interest in Russian literature and history. Can't add much to the excellent reviews, but I would definitely concur. This is a fascinating and little ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Peter Finn (Author)
PETER FINN is national security editor for The Washington Post and previously served as the Post's bureau chief in Moscow.

Petra Couvee (Author)
PETRA COUVÉE is a writer and translator, and teaches at Saint Petersburg State University.

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