I Chose Freedom: The Personal Political Life of a Soviet Official. Victor Kravchenko.

I Chose Freedom: The Personal Political Life of a Soviet Official

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946.

Used.

Item #4982



Hardcover, dust jacket, the book has a rip page
496 pp.

I Chose Freedom: The Personal Political Life of a Soviet Official is a book by the Soviet Ukrainian defector Viktor Kravchenko. It was a bestseller in USA and Europe. The book was written in 1946 by a defector from the Soviet Union, Victor Kravchenko, and published in 1947. A review was published in the New York Times that year. I Chose Freedom depicts many episodes in Soviet history, including the Soviet Famine of 1932-1933, the Gulag system, and the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact (1939).
The success of I Chose Freedom can be largely credited to the author's career as a British propaganda asset, and the heavy support the book received from the Information Research Department (IRD), a secret branch of the UK Foreign Office which specialised in disinformation, anti-communism, and pro-colonial propaganda. The British government, through the IRD, bought the foreign rights to I Chose Freedom and then deployed their agents to promote both the author and its works both within Britain and across the globe.

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