Bears in the Caviar

Charles Thayer's lighthearted account of US/USSR diplomatic relations


Charles Thayer


Michael Joseph, London, 1952
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Printing Details

First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 20.5 × 13.5cm, 288pp.

Bears in the Caviar is a hilarious and insightful memoir by a diplomat who was "present at the creation" of US-Soviet relations. Charles Thayer headed off to Russia in 1933, calculating that if he could just learn Russian and be on the spot when the US and USSR established relations, he could make himself indispensable and start a career in the foreign service. Remarkably, he pulled it of.


The book is in good plus condition, with a previous owner's bookplate to the ffep. There is tanning tot he endpapers but the main body of text is in good clean condition, the inner binding is secure. The dustwrapper has light edgewear and a little tanning to the spine but has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.



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