London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 2001. First edition, first printing (full number line). Hardcover. Octavo in b&w DJ; 300 p : b&w illus ; 25 cm. A fine, bright and clean copy in a fine DJ. Item #78976
"In 1961, with the Cold War at freezing point, a beautiful nineteen-year-old girl had an affair with the Secretary of State for War, John Profumo. She also had sex with a Russian spy. When the political time bomb exploded two years later, Britain's last grandee Government, that of Harold Macmillan, collapsed. But the social legacy was even more potent than the political one. As hemlines went up in the Sixties, inhibitions came down." "Christine Keeler's name is as synonymous with the sexual revolution as the Pill. She was the epicenter of the social and political earthquake that shook the world, but what she can now tell with mature insight will shatter all preconceptions about her and the legendary events. The political and diplomatic ramifications and the social and sexual antics of those around her were more far-reaching than ever imagined." "Recently seen FBI documents prove what Christine has always maintained about the intimate involvement of the Kennedy White House in her case and how J. Edgar Hoover took personal charge. But above all, this is the life's journey of a woman whom history has refused to let go, who can never escape being Christine Keeler. She is a headline for ever. It is a page-turning story of her enormous personal sacrifice, her unstinting resolve and her triumphant survival."--Jacket. || Models (Persons) -- Great Britain -- Biography; History.
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