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The Resource Russian roulette : how British spies thwarted Lenin's plot for global revolution, Giles Milton

Russian roulette : how British spies thwarted Lenin's plot for global revolution, Giles Milton

Label
Russian roulette : how British spies thwarted Lenin's plot for global revolution
Title
Russian roulette
Title remainder
how British spies thwarted Lenin's plot for global revolution
Statement of responsibility
Giles Milton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Milton, Giles
Dewey number
327.1241/04709041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UB271.G7
LC item number
M55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich
  • Cumming, Mansfield
  • Espionage, British
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Label
Russian roulette : how British spies thwarted Lenin's plot for global revolution, Giles Milton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London, England : Sceptre, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The villain -- Shooting in the dark. Murder in the dark ; The Chief ; The perfect spy ; Know thy enemy -- Masters of disguise. The man with three names ; A double life ; Mission to Tashkent ; Going underground ; Vanishing trick ; The plot thickens ; A deadly game ; Toxic threat -- The professional spy. Master of disguise ; The lethal M device ; Agent in danger ; Dirty tricks ; Army of God ; Winner takes all
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 378 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620405680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)860395818
  • 1411715
  • 107180898
  • 1896274
  • (OUa)vtls000890835
Label
Russian roulette : how British spies thwarted Lenin's plot for global revolution, Giles Milton
Publication
Note
Originally published: London, England : Sceptre, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The villain -- Shooting in the dark. Murder in the dark ; The Chief ; The perfect spy ; Know thy enemy -- Masters of disguise. The man with three names ; A double life ; Mission to Tashkent ; Going underground ; Vanishing trick ; The plot thickens ; A deadly game ; Toxic threat -- The professional spy. Master of disguise ; The lethal M device ; Agent in danger ; Dirty tricks ; Army of God ; Winner takes all
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 378 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620405680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)860395818
  • 1411715
  • 107180898
  • 1896274
  • (OUa)vtls000890835

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