Robert Service “Spies and Commissars”
May 17th, 2012
Nearly a hundred years after the Bolshevik revolution that deposed Russia’s tsars and put Lenin in control of the nascent Soviet Union, new details are still coming out about how it all came about.
British historian Robert Service has now dug deep into declassified documents to uncover secrets of the Russian revolution.
His book “Spies and Commissars” opens a new window on the varied personalities behind the revolt — and the westerners who tried everything they could think of to kill the Bolshevik movement in its infancy.
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