Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump

By Michael Isikoff  and David Corn
Read by Peter Ganim

12.32 Hours 03/13/2018 unabridged
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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 US election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency Russian Roulette is a story of political skulduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After US–Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers and trolls on US 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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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A New York Times Pick of Books about Russian Interference in the 2016 Elections

A Newsweek Pick of Best Nonfiction for Summer Reading

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of 15 Juiciest Political Books to Come in 2018

An Apple iBooks bestseller in Audiobooks

The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the US election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency

Russian Roulette is a story of political skulduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After US–Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers and trolls on US 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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"[A] real reason to listen is to hear Peter Ganin narrating the origin story of the ‘Russia investigation’ and the Trump family’s determination to build a hotel in Moscow. At times employing an ever-so-slight Russian accent, Ganim makes this story sound like a le Carré novel. There are spies, mobsters, beauty pageants, and bit players caught up in worldwide intrigue. By the time you’ve finished listening, Ganim will leave you wondering whether you’ve just heard a work of fiction, or worse, fact.” AudioFile
“[A] source-on-the-wall election diary…the most thorough and riveting account so far.” New York Times
Russian Roulette performs an important service in tracing how establishment Washington…came to understand that what Russia was up to was not routine espionage…[Russian Roulette] is engaging, smart.” Washington Post
“The most comprehensive account of the White House’s political machinations…fascinating reading.” New York Times Book Review
“This book does an outstanding job of putting the Russia-Trump story into context, separating rumor from fact, and adding new information…Makes for thought-provoking reading. A smart, solid, even-handed book that future historians will use as a starting point.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Isikoff

Michael Isikoff is an American investigative journalist who has worked for the Washington Post, Newsweek, and NBC News. He is the author of several New York Times bestsellers co-written with David Corn. He is a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, and other TV talk shows and is chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News.

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Author Bio: David Corn

David Corn is a veteran Washington journalist and political commentator. He is the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine and an analyst for MSNBC. He is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Battled the GOP to Set Up the 2012 Election and Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War, which was co-written with Michael Isikoff. He is also the author of the Blond Ghost: Ted Shackley and the CIA’s Crusades and the novel Deep Background.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 12.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English