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 is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After U.S.-Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers and trolls on U.S. 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?...
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Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump Reviews
Disturbing how many times the word "penetration" is used.
Extremely well-written, well researched and the definitive guide to everything happening in the world right now relating to Trump and Russia.
The book truly lays out everything in an easy to understand, chronological order. So many insights and so many connections. It is a must read.
Spoiler alert: Its NOT a WITCH HUNT
The 2016 Presidential Election might have broken my brain a little bit. It was a bad night of no sleep and a pretty bad panic attack. It was a garbage day-after. It has been uniformly shitstorm since the day Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. Sure, there've been some good days, but it's been an ever expanding and growing nightmare that spiraled out of the worst days for American Politics.
Russian Roulette is a book that's about all the events that led up to that day. That da ...more
I bought this on the morning it was released and finished it two days later. I bought the audio version because I was going to be driving to Philadelphia and back and because I wanted to pass it on my my vision impaired Mom.
Although this book is far more useful than Fire and Fury for understanding what happened, it will get less attention. Why? Because it is more accurate so it will not generate the controversy of Fire and Fury. Fire and Fury was a gossip-fest among liars and schemers.
The first ...more
This book marshals some interesting facts and figures, but I'm giving it a less-than-stellar rating because it seeks to blame one President -- in this case, Barack Obama -- for America's cyber-incompetence. The fact is, this or any other nation's ability to be hacked by outsiders has been around ever since there has been easy access to the Internet, and possibly even before, when the predecessor of today's 'net existed only in large universities and research facilities. Messing with the American ...more
This thing read like a Tom Clancy novel where Jack Ryan and Company don’t actually get their shit together and end up saving the day. How exasperating.
Please don’t read this review if you plan on arguing politics.
My interest in history is more investigative. Why did that happen? What if y happened instead of x? How did we get to here? Where does this end?
So this book answers a lot for me. I have been following and researching the Russian interest in the election since the “Russia, if you're listening...” declaration in the debates. I read Bannon’s essays on overthrowing the Vatican and the Constitution. I read the bios of the Cabinet members ...more
Everyone should read this book. Period. Especially here in the United States. I knew about most of the things authors Corn & Isikoff write in the book, having watched lots of MSNBC in the last 24 months. The U.S. has been taken over by agents of Russia and this book explains in a clear, understandable fashion how that happened.
Why Americans are not more upset about this is beyond me.
Read. This. Book.