In this tale of intrigue and suppression, Philps, a journalist, investigates what happened when Stalin decided to allow the Anglo-American Press Corps into the U.S.S.R. — on his terms, of course — between 1941 and 1945
Mr. Philps who for years reported from Moscow conveys Nadya Ulanovskaya’s story in stirring detail, both her improbable adventures before World War II and the ordeals she experienced after it
Camden New Journal article
Philps’s book is almost faultlessly balanced between racy narrative and historical analysis… The Red Hotel is a riveting trip through the labyrinthine corridors of Soviet disinformation, which taught the present regime all it knows.
The subject of the Metropol - the hotel of the title - is more topical than ever
A fabulous book, packed with untold stories, written with the lyrical empathy of an author who knows and feels his subject deeply.
’Red Hotel on NPR’