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Editorial Reviews


“The book has all the suspense of a thriller, though the final chapter lacks that genre’s satisfactory tying off of all loose ends. Nevertheless, this is such a thorough, convincing, and entertaining telling of its chosen tale that it seems unlikely to be readily superseded.”
—Ina Bertrand, Screening the Past

“What emerges in this book is a fascinating study of the complex relationship between the political and cultural imperatives that go into the shaping of a single film. It is difficult to see any other account displacing Leab’s as the definitive historical account of its production and reception. There are many monographs on individual films, but few that demonstrate this level of detail.”
—James Chapman, University of Leicester

“Leab, editor of the journal American Communist History and author of I Was a Communist for the FBI and many articles on Hollywood’s Cold War films, knows this period well. His thorough research uncovered correspondence and financial information in archives in both the United States and England that allowed him to compile the most complete account to date of the film’s production.”
—Susan Ryan, Cineaste

“A first-rate book. Orwell Subverted breaks entirely new ground in its thorough treatment of the role of the American filmmaker Louis de Rochemont in the story of the filming and distribution of Animal Farm.”
—John Rodden, University of Texas

About the Author

Daniel J. Leab is Professor of History at Seton Hall University. He is the author of several books, including I Was a Communist for the FBI: The Unhappy Life and Times of Matt Cvetic (Penn State, 2000).


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press (May 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 027102979X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0271029795
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,149,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Easily one of the most enjoyable books on the subject of Orwell's Animal Farm. It is perhaps one of only 3 books that I'm aware of that discuss the CIA's role in making the film.
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