Memoirs of a British Agent
Being an account of the author's early life in many lands and of his official mission to Moscow in 1918
by R. H. Bruce Lockhart
Pan Books, 2002, b/w photographic plates, paperback, ISBN 0330414933
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear
'When first published in 1934, Memoirs of a British Agent was an immediate classic, both as a unique eyewitness account of Revolutionary Russia and as one man's vivid story of struggle, excitement and tragedy set against the background of great events.
Bruce Lockhart was Acting Consul-General in Moscow when the first Revolution broke out in 1917. Sent home because of an affair with a married woman, he returned to Russia the following year as Head of British Mission to the Bolsheviks. His graphic first-hand description of the Moscow of 1918, his frequent encounters with Lenin, Trotsky and the other architects of the Revolution, his experiences as a prisoner in the famous Loubianka prison: all as a fascinating picture of one man present at history in the making.'