Russian Roulette How British Spies Defeated Lenin

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Publisher's Synopsis

'It reads like fiction, but it is, astonishingly, history' The Times

In 1917, an eccentric band of British spies is smuggled into newly-Soviet Russia. Their goal? To defeat Lenin's plan to destroy British India and bring down the democracies of the West.

These extraordinary spies, led by Mansfield Cumming, proved brilliantly successful. They found a wholly new way to deal with enemies, one that relied on espionage and dirty tricks rather than warfare. They were the unsung founders of today's modern, highly professional secret services. They were also the inspiration for fictional heroes to follow, from James Bond to Jason Bourne.

Book information

ISBN: 9781444737042
Publisher: John Murray Press
Imprint: John Murray
Pub date:
DEWEY: 327.1241047
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiv, 378 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 310g
Height: 197mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 24mm