Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution by Robert Service
Robert Service, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford, is a noted Russian historian and political commentator. In his recent book, Spies and Commissars, Service writes about the espionage and intrigue during the early years of the Bolshevik regime in Russia. In this Wall Street Journal review, by Simon Sebag Montefiore, the book is described as delving into the revolution of October 1917, the civil war, the Western intervention, the brutal measures by which Lenin won the war, and the Western attempts to strangle the regime in its cradle. Click here to read the full review.
May 30, 2012