Download e-book for iPad: America's Secret War against Bolshevism: U.S. Intervention by David S. Foglesong

By David S. Foglesong

ISBN-10: 0807822280

ISBN-13: 9780807822289

ISBN-10: 0807849588

ISBN-13: 9780807849583

From the Russian revolutions of 1917 to the tip of the Civil struggle in 1920, Woodrow Wilson's management sought to oppose the Bolsheviks in a number of covert methods. Drawing on formerly unavailable American and Russian archival fabric, David Foglesong chronicles either side of this mystery struggle and divulges a brand new size to the 1st years of the U.S.-Soviet competition. Foglesong explores the evolution of Wilson's ambivalent attitudes towards socialism and revolution ahead of 1917 and analyzes the social and cultural origins of yankee anti-Bolshevism. restricted by means of his espousal of the main of self-determination, by way of idealistic public sentiment, and by way of congressional regulations, Wilson needed to depend on secretive the way to impact the process the Russian Civil conflict. The management supplied covert monetary and army reduction to anti-Bolshevik forces, confirmed clandestine undercover agent networks, hid the needs of restricted army expeditions to northern Russia and Siberia, and introduced ostensibly humanitarian information to squaddies battling to overthrow the Soviet executive. In flip, the Soviets constructed and secretly funded a propaganda crusade within the usa designed to mobilize public competition to anti-Bolshevik job, advertise American-Soviet financial ties, and win diplomatic acceptance from Washington.

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