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In the late 1950s and early 1960s he was a regular contributor to the Sunday Express, and his columns were syndicated worldwide by London Express features. He speaks seven languages, including Russian, was one of the most widely read commentators on Communist affairs, and has reported from Moscow, Warsaw, Prague, Budapest and Bucharest. He also broadcast on radio and TV.
He has published many books, including biographies of Nikita Khrushchev, Mao Zedong, Charles George Gordon, and Mircea Snegur. His biography of Nikita Khrushchev sold over 150,000 copies, and has been translated into many European languages and Turkish.
- The Life and Times of Nikita Kruschev (1959)
- The Red Barbarians: The life and times of Mao Tse-Tung (1961) ISBN 1-104-84901-1
- The day of the Lion—The Rise and fall of Fascist Italy: 1922-1945 (Hardcover - Jan 1, 1964)
- Africa: Background for Today (1967)
- Anthology of Contemporary Romanian Poetry (1969)
- Never to be taken alive: A biography of General Gordon (1985) ISBN 0-283-99184-4
- China Bird (1986)
- Picasso's Women (1989) ISBN 1-85291-013-5
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