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1: At the 'Spy College' 2: Moscow in 1966 3: Foreign Student 4: Irina and Igor 5: In the Archives 6: Novy mir 7. Between Two Worlds 8. Last Call for Moscow Postscript Acknowledgements
Sheila Fitzpatrick is Honorary Professor of History at the University of Sydney and Emerita Professor of History at the University of Chicago. One of the most acclaimed historians of twentieth-century Russia, she is the author of several books, including The Russian Revolution; Stalin's Peasants; Everyday Stalinism; and Tear off the Masks!
A Spy in the Archives is the insanely redable crowning achievement of a distinguished career, a book every historian should dream of writing. Through the autobiographic report of her visit to the Soviet Union, she tells a story of bureaucratic hassles but also of deep and lasting personal friendships. Slavoj Zizek The vanished world of Brezhnev's Russia brought to life with unususal erve, a disarming candour and a shrewd eye for telling detail. Robert Dessaix