SIX PRISONS AND TWO REVOLUTIONS, Adventures in Trans-Caucasia and Anatolia, 1920-1921
Plates, folding map at end. 271pp 8vo boards. Some foxing - mainly spotting on edges of textblock; spine a little canted (slanted), sunfaded and the lettering dulled; a few marks (discolourations) on upper board; however, a sound and complete copy. ***The memoir of an adventurer who witnessed the years of revolution and the establishment of Soviet power in Armenia. Oliver Baldwin (1899-1958) was the elder son of prime minister Stanley Baldwin. Like his father, he entered public life, but with a difference: he was a socialist while his father was a conservative. Father and son faced each another on opposite sides of the Commons. After Eton, which he hated and left early, Oliver Baldwin obtained a commission and enlisted in the Irish Guards. In France he participated in the decisive advance of British forces in autumn 1918. After the war, he went to Armenia with the job of infantry instructor. The Bolsheviks imprisoned him for two months and later he was imprisoned by the Turks for a further grim five months. Back in Britain he took a house in Oxfordshire with his lover John Boyle, and became a Labour MP,. Buchnummer des Verkäufers q12080204
Titel: SIX PRISONS AND TWO REVOLUTIONS, Adventures ...
Verlag: Hodder & Stoughton , London
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