Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump

Book - 2018 | First edition
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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 U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency. ... 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?"--Dust jacket flap.
Contents: "Mr. Putin would like to meet Mr. Trump."
"We did not recognize the degree it would tick Putin off."
"Are we here because Clinton texted us?"
"You don't know me, but I'm working on a troll farm."
"This is the new version of Watergate."
"Felix Sater, boy, I have to even think about it."
"He's been a Russian stooge for fifteen years."
"How the fuck did he get on the list?"
"If it's what you say I love it."
"WikiLeaks has a very big year ahead."
"I have to report this to headquarters."
"As for the Ukraine amendment, excellent work."
"Next they're going to put polonium in my tea."
"We've been told to stand down."
"He's got me as the fall guy."
"Does it even matter who hacked this data?"
"It also could be somebody sitting on their bed who weighs four hundred pounds, OK?"
"Only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities."
"We've been ratfucked."
"This is the real reset of the Western world."
"We got a sinking feeling .... It looked like a season of Homeland."
Afterword: "Please, my God, can't you stop this?"
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: 973.933 I
Characteristics: xi, 339 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Corn, David - Author
ISBN: 9781538728758
1538728753

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cknightkc
Jun 14, 2018

The Fourth Estate is alive and well as shown by this comprehensive book which explores the people and events associated with Russia’s meddling in the US 2016 Presidential Election. Balanced and well-written by investigative and veteran journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn, RUSSIAN ROULETTE reads like an intriguing spy novel, but unfortunately it’s all too true. No matter your politics, RUSSIAN ROULETTE puts the news from the last 2 years into context and helps one understand the bigger picture.

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voisjoe1_0
May 22, 2018

This book, a compilation of events leading to and including the 2016 presidential election, written by two of the investigative national journalists, gives the fullest journal of events of Russian and American collusion to hurt Hillary Clinton and to help Trump win the 2016 election. Americans born in the 21st century do not remember the awful effects of living under communism and fascism, and they do not recognize that Trump has no concept of democracy and that he will go with any system that brings him maximum praise and maximum financial gain. Americans growing up after mid-20th century realize that the fact that Roy Cohn and Vladimir Putin are Trump's biggest heroes, is a clue that American democracy is now under existential threat.

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Memawrayne
Apr 21, 2018

Excellent coverage and detailed info on all the Russian fingerprints that were left after this election. This had been going on for sometime and our government was too naive to realize the depth that Russia would go to. We have just been too naive to understand the dangers Russia presented.

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Dub
Apr 14, 2018

'Russian Roulette' is an excellent and timely read...very well researched and written. I highly recommend it.

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