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Publisher Description

'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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2013
August 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
John Murray Press
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Ungernvonsternberg ,

Excellent update

Giles Milton is on top form here. A riveting narrative history of one of the great turning points in history. He has skilfully updated Hopkirk's classic central Asian masterpiece and put all the other parts of the espionage and empire jigsaw together to make for a compelling read. Top notch. Well done.

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