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British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot For Global Revolution

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When first approaching Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin’s Plot for Global Revolution, readers may be drawn in by the wordy, descriptive title. The connotative meanings to words like “plot”, “thwarted”, and “Russian Roulette” give the reader a grim set of expectations before even opening the book. Giles Milton does not disappoint; in the prologue, describing Lenin’s return from exile, there is a definite sense of foreboding. Through the eyes of three Englishmen, Milton foreshadows Lenin’s rise to power, and the global repercussions of his political agenda. To quote William Gibson, one of the trio at the train station, “There was something sinister, terrifying, in the air, and yet one felt drawn towards [Lenin]”(4). This suspenseful
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