The Lenin Plot: The Unknown Story of America's War Against Russia

September 14, 2021|
The Lenin Plot: The Unknown Story of America's War Against Russia by Barnes Carr
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The surprising story of perhaps the darkest episode in American espionage history: the “midnight war” to depose Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin.

It remains the most audacious spy plot in American history—a bold and extremely dangerous operation to invade Russia, defeat the Red Army, and mount a coup in Moscow against Soviet dictator Vladimir Ilich Lenin. After that, leaders in Washington, Paris, and London aimed to install their own Allied-friendly dictator in Moscow as a means to get Russia back into the war effort against Germany.

The Lenin Plot had the “entire approval” of President Woodrow Wilson. As he ordered a military invasion of Russia, he gave the American ambassador, the U.S. Consul General in Moscow, and other State Department operatives a free hand to pursue their covert action against Lenin. The result was thousands of deaths, both military and civilian, on both sides.

A must-read for anyone seeking to understand the true beginning of the Cold War, The Lenin Plot tells the shocking story of this untold episode in American history in fascinating and striking detail.
Barnes Carr was for many years a journalist for daily newspapers in Mississippi, Memphis, Boston, Montreal, New York, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C. He was trapped in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and the short story he wrote about the experience was awarded a William Faulkner Gold Medal. His first book, Operation Whisper: Th...
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Title:The Lenin Plot: The Unknown Story of America's War Against Russia
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:400 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.2 in
Published:September 14, 2021
Publisher:Pegasus Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781643138473

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