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The Shadow Man Hardcover – 30 Sep 2015

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris (30 Sept. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1784531669
  • ISBN-13: 978-1784531669
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 2.8 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 818,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This quite unapologetic and exciting biography rescues James Klugmann from the condescension of posterity and from those of us who regarded him (mistakenly) as simply a dull British communist apparatchik. By strongly contextualizing Klugmann's life, Geoff Andrews gives us a fuller picture of the man, an unswerving communist, a friend of the Cambridge spies, a recruit of Soviet intelligence, a senior SOE operative (under the nose of MI5), a great supporter of Tito before joining in Stalin's fatwa, and, yes, also an ultra-loyalist communist hack.' --
Donald Sassoon, author of One Hundred Years of Socialism

offers a fascinating study of the intellectual and moral ossification that can result from an addiction to dogma. Geoff Andrews has done his research...well-written and thought-provoking account. --
Alan Judd, Literary Review

fascinating...admirably detailed account... Andrews writes well...Andrews paints a very human picture of Klugmann...impressive book.
Ivor Gaber, Tribune

a complete picture of a truly dedicated revolutionary...extensive and meticulously researched...[Andrews] illuminates the complete story of a brilliant intellectual who gave his life to the Communist important work about a generation that was like no other and a man who was a giant of his time. --
Bob Oram, Morning Star

About the Author

Geoff Andrews is a writer, journalist and historian, who specialises in the history of Italy and of twentieth-century communism. His books include The Slow Food Story: Politics and Pleasure; Not a Normal Country: Italy After Berlusconi and Endgames and New Times: The Final Years of British Communism.

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