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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 battle in 1920, Woodrow Wilson's management sought to oppose the Bolsheviks in various covert methods. Drawing on formerly unavailable American and Russian archival fabric, David Foglesong chronicles each side of this mystery battle and divulges a brand new size to the 1st years of the U.S.-Soviet contention. Foglesong explores the evolution of Wilson's ambivalent attitudes towards socialism and revolution prior to 1917 and analyzes the social and cultural origins of yank anti-Bolshevism. limited by means of his espousal of the main of self-determination, by way of idealistic public sentiment, and via congressional regulations, Wilson needed to depend on secretive the way to have an effect on the process the Russian Civil conflict. The management supplied covert monetary and armed forces relief to anti-Bolshevik forces, tested clandestine secret agent networks, hid the needs of restricted army expeditions to northern Russia and Siberia, and brought ostensibly humanitarian assistance to infantrymen struggling with to overthrow the Soviet govt. In flip, the Soviets built and secretly funded a propaganda crusade within the usa designed to mobilize public competition to anti-Bolshevik task, advertise American-Soviet fiscal ties, and win diplomatic reputation from Washington.

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