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The Resource The Lockhart plot : love, betrayal, assassination and counter-revolution in Lenin's Russia, Jonathan Schneer

The Lockhart plot : love, betrayal, assassination and counter-revolution in Lenin's Russia, Jonathan Schneer

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The Lockhart plot : love, betrayal, assassination and counter-revolution in Lenin's Russia
Title
The Lockhart plot
Title remainder
love, betrayal, assassination and counter-revolution in Lenin's Russia
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Schneer
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the spring and summer of 1918, with World War I still undecided, British, French and American agents in Russia developed a breathtakingly audacious plan. Led by Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart, a dashing, cynical, urbane 30-year-old Scot, they conspired to overthrow Lenin's newly established Bolshevik regime, and to install one that would continue the war against Germany on the Eastern Front. Lockhart's confidante and chief support, with whom he engaged in a passionate love affair, was the mysterious, alluring Moura von Benkendorff, wife of a former aide-de-camp to the Tsar.0The plotters' chief opponent was 'Iron Felix' Dzerzhinsky. He led the Cheka, 'Sword and Shield' of the Russian Revolution and forerunner of the KGB. Dzerzhinsky loved humanity - in the abstract. He believed socialism represented humanity's best hope. To preserve and protect it he would unleash unbounded terror.0Revolutionary Russia provided the setting for the ensuing contest. In the back streets of Petrograd and Moscow, in rough gypsy cabarets, in glittering nightclubs, in cells beneath the Cheka's Lubianka prison, the protagonists engaged in a deadly game of wits for the highest possible stakes - not merely life and death, but the outcome of a world war and the nature of Russia's post-war regime. 0Confident of success, the conspirators set the date for an uprising, September 8, 1918, but the Cheka had penetrated their organization and pounced just beforehand. The Lockhart Plot was a turning point in world history, except it failed to turn. At a time when Russian meddling in British and American politics now sounds warning bells, however, we may sense its reverberations and realize that it is still relevant
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YDX
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Schneer, Jonathan
Dewey number
947.084/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK265
LC item number
.S36 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lockhart, Robert Hamilton Bruce
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
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The Lockhart plot : love, betrayal, assassination and counter-revolution in Lenin's Russia, Jonathan Schneer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780198852988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1121083568
  • (OCoLC)1121083568
Label
The Lockhart plot : love, betrayal, assassination and counter-revolution in Lenin's Russia, Jonathan Schneer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780198852988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1121083568
  • (OCoLC)1121083568

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