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White Russians, Red Peril: A Cold War History of Migration to Australia

Awards for White Russians, Red Peril

  • Shortlisted, 2022 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, Australian History

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About the author

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Sheila Fitzpatrick is the multi-award-winning author of My Father’s Daughter, Mischka’s War, On Stalin’s Team and The Russian Revolution, among other titles. She is a regular contributor to the London Review …

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White Russians, Red Peril

Praise for White Russians, Red Peril

‘This is an engagingly written book, sweeping in scope and erudite in analysis. It will stand alongside Fitzpatrick’s previous work as one of her finest accomplishments. […] For anyone connected to the Russian diaspora, as well as historians of the cold war and migration studies, this is an essential read.’ —Inside Story

White Russians, Red Peril draws on a large body of oral testimony to illustrate these patterns and a wide range of archival sources to document them. It exhibits all the author’s qualities: close attention to the evidence, a sure grasp of context, and a clear-eyed appraisal of heavily contested ground.’ —Stuart Macintyre, Australian Book Review

‘Fitzpatrick’s book brings this complex and conflict-wrought microcosm to life.’ —Dr Roland Leikauf , Australian National Maritime Museum

‘Fitzpatrick succeeds in giving this group of immigrants the historical and social depth they deserve.’ —Dr Roland Leikauf, Australian National Maritime Museum

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