Zilliacus: A Life For Peace and Socialism

Author(s): POTTS, Archie
ISBN13/Barcode: 9780850365092

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A biography of Konni Zilliacus, based on original research, drawing on interviews and private sources. It reveals his links with Arthur Henderson, Hugh Dalton and Philip Noel-Bake. Relates his life in the Far East and Vladivistock in the era of the Russian Revolution, his work for the League of Nations against Fascism in the 1930’s, and as a prolific pamphleteer under the pseudonym ‘Vigilantes’.

He was elected as a Labour MP for Gateshead in 1945, expelled by Labour for opposing Ernest Bevin’s Cold War politics. Readmitted, he was elected as a Manchester Labour MP in 1955. He met Stalin, Tito, Krushchev and Castro.

‘I strongly recommend this book as a contribution to the understanding of international affairs and to an important aspect of Labour history’ Stan Newens, The Morning Star.

Konni Zilliacus died in July 1967 and among many heartfelt tributes the words of the veteran socialist Sydney Silverman say it all: ‘Zilly was in many ways the greatest international socialist of my time.’ Archie Potts has done the Left a great service with his very well researched biography of this outstanding but hitherto neglected socialist and internationalist. ‘Zilly’‘s life is an inspiration to all on the Left in these difficult times.’ What Next;

‘It is a book which can be heartily recommended’ North East History

Contents: Foreword; Preface; Early Life; War and Revolution; Geneva; The Manchurian Crisis; Disarmament; The Italo-Abyssinian War; Angell Plus Marx; Annus Miserabilis; Raising Hell; Gateshead; The War Years; Jan; The 1945 General Election; Into Parliament; The Rebel; Margate and After; The Titoist; The Road to NATO; Alarums and Excursions; The Lost Sheep Crusade for Peace; Tito and Slansky; Gorton; Westminster and Beyond; Gaitskell and Khrushchev; Guns or Butter? The Last Months; Valedictories; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Illustrated: 20 photos, cartoon.

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ISBN13/Barcode 9780850365092
ISBN10 0850365090
Author POTTS, Archie
Binding Paperback
Date Published 13 Dec 2002
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 280
Publisher Merlin Press

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