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Russian Roulette

(2013)
The True and Deadly Spy Mission That Saved the Western World
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In 1917, a band of communist revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace of Tsar Nicholas II - a dramatic and explosive act marking that Vladimir Lenin's communist revolution was now underway. But Lenin would not be satisfied with overthrowing the Tsar. His goal was a global revolt that would topple all Western capitalist regimes - starting with the British Empire. Russian Roulette tells the spectacular and harrowing story of the British spies in revolutionary Russia and their mission to stop Lenin's red tide from washing across the free world. They were an eccentric cast of characters, led by Mansfield Cumming, a one-legged, monocle-wearing former sea captain, and included novelist W. Somerset Maugham, beloved children's author Arthur Ransome, and the dashing, ice-cool Sidney Reilly, the legendary Ace of Spies and a model for Ian Fleming's James Bond.

Cumming's network would pioneer the field of covert action and would one day become MI6. Living in disguise, constantly switching identities, they infiltrated Soviet commissariats, the Red Army, and Cheka (the feared secret police), and would come within a whisker of assassinating Lenin. In a sequence of bold exploits that stretched from Moscow to the central Asian city of Tashkent, this unlikely band of agents succeeded in foiling Lenin's plot for global revolution.


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April 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 1-62040-568-7 / 978-1-62040-568-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
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August 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Russian Roulette: A Deadly Game: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Global Plot
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 1-4447-3702-3 / 978-1-4447-3702-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 1-62040-570-9 / 978-1-62040-570-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Russian Roulette: How British Spies Defeated Lenin
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 1-4447-3704-X / 978-1-4447-3704-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Russian Roulette: A Deadly Game: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Global Plot
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 1-4447-3703-1 / 978-1-4447-3703-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Audio Editions

April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution
Author(s): Giles Milton
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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April 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution
Author(s): Giles Milton
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution
Author(s): Giles Milton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Russian Roulette: A Deadly Game: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Global Plot
Author(s): Giles Milton
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK