Our Man In Moscow: A Diplomat's Reflections On The Soviet Union

In This Review

Our Man In Moscow: A Diplomat's Reflections On The Soviet Union

By Robert A. D. Ford
University of Toronto Press, 1989
356 pp. $29.95
Purchase

Canadian ambassador to the U.S.S.R. from 1964 to 1980 and directly concerned with Soviet affairs both before and after, Robert Ford had extraordinary opportunities to acquaint himself with Soviet politics and society and made good use of them. His book is many in one: part diplomatic memoir, part commentary on the changes taking place in Soviet society from Stalin's era to the last years of Brezhnev, part history of East-West relations in its successive phases of cold war and détente. Much of it covers familiar ground, but there are occasional interesting spots relating to Ford's own role and advice, and the narrative is enlivened by conversations with Soviet officials and also with Soviet literary and artistic figures whom Ford, himself a poet, knew well.

Related Articles

This site uses cookies to improve your user experience. Click here to learn more.

Continue