Russian Roulette

The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Mar 13, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.32 hours)
Product Number: Z100131260
Released: Mar 13, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781549197444
Narrator/s: Peter Ganim
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the US election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency Russian Roulette is a story of political skulduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After US–Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers and trolls on US political targets and exploited WikiLeaks to disseminate information that could affect the 2016 election. The Russians were wildly successful, and the great break-in of 2016 was no “third-rate burglary.” It was far more sophisticated and sinister—a brazen act of political espionage designed to interfere with American democracy. At the end of the day, Trump, the candidate who pursued business deals in Russia, won. And millions of Americans were left wondering, what the hell happened? This story of high-tech spying and multiple political feuds is told against the backdrop of Trump's strange relationship with Putin and the curious ties between members of his inner circle—including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn—and Russia. Russian Roulette chronicles and explores this bizarre scandal, explains the stakes, and answers one of the biggest questions in American politics: How and why did a foreign government infiltrate the country's political process and gain influence in Washington?

All formats/editions

Product Number EB00722316
Released: Mar 29, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: #9781538730829

Professional reviews

"Let's be honest, if you're a fan of the current administration, there are only two reasons to listen to this audiobook: 1. A resurrected Ronald Reagan tells the story; 2. "Hate-reading" it might give you lift. The real reason to listen is to hear Peter Ganin narrating the origin story of the "Russia investigation" and the Trump family's determination to build a hotel in Moscow. At times employing an ever-so-slight Russian accent, Ganim makes this story sound like a le CarrŽ novel. There are spies, mobsters, beauty pageants, and bit players caught up in worldwide intrigue. By the time you've finished listening, Ganim will leave you wondering whether you've just heard a work of fiction, or worse, fact. J.P.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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