Ping-Pong Diplomacy: Ivor Montagu and the Astonishing Story Behind the Game That Changed the World

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It was one of the most significant developments of the post-war era: China finally abandoning its close relationship with the Soviet Union to begin detente with the USA. Astonishingly, the man who helped make it happen was a British aristocrat, Ivor Montagu, a Soviet spy who knew Stalin and dined with Trotsky. Even more remarkably, the means to this rapprochement was table tennis, a sport loved by both Chairman Mao and Montagu. For years, Montagu had lived a dual life, working to spread communism and also table tennis ...

Ping-Pong Diplomacy: Ivor Montagu and the Astonishing Story Behind the Game That Changed the World 2015, Simon & Schuster Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780857207364

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