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Freda Utley (1898–1978)

Author of The China Story

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Winifred Utley, commonly known as Freda Utley, (January 23, 1898 London, England – January 21, 1978 Washington, DC, United States) was an English scholar, political activist and best-selling author. After visiting the Soviet Union in 1927 as a trade union activist, she joined the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1928. Later, married and living in Moscow, she quickly became disillusioned with communism. When her Russian husband, Arcadi Berdichevsky, was arrested in 1936, she escaped to England with her young son. In 1939 they moved to the United States where she became a leading anti-Communist author and activist.
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