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

December 2, 2020
The Lenin Plot: The Unknown Story of America's War Against Russia

It remains the most audacious spy plot in American history—abold and extremely dangerous operation to invade Russia, defeat theRed Army, and mount a coup in Moscow against Soviet dictatorVladimir Ilich Lenin. After that, leaders in Washington, Paris, andLondon aimed to install their own Allied-friendly dictator inMoscow as a means to get Russia back into the war effort againstGermany. The Lenin Plot had the "entire approval" of PresidentWoodrow Wilson. As he ordered a military invasion of Russia, hegave the American ambassador, the U.S. Consul General in Moscow,and other State Department operatives a free hand to pursue theircovert action against Lenin. The result was thousands of deaths,both military and civilian, on both sides. A must-read for anyoneseeking to understand the true beginning of the Cold War, The LeninPlot tells the shocking story of this untold episode in Americanhistory in fascinating and striking detail.