Smiting the Bear

Smiting the Bear

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For decades historians have asked if anyone could have prevented the cruelty, carnage and cannibalism that devoured Revolutionary Russia after 1917. As it turns out, one man could have: Archibald Brinsley Fox. But unfortunately Fox, the unacknowledged bastard progeny of Edward VII and an 'actress' from Whitechapel, had other things on his mind - namely being the apex of a humiliating love triangle with 'the dullest and baldest man alive', Lenin. And as this candid memoir records, soon he was being hunted by the pride of the Red Army, the dreaded Latvian Riflemen - quickly followed by the Whites, Greens, anarchists and Cossacks. All rather unfair on a man with no political convictions whatsoever, just a knack for being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong woman...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 216mm
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 074726600X
  • 9780747266006

About Stewart Hennessey

Stewart Hennessey was born and educated in Scotland. He has worked as a journalist in Glasgow, Edinburgh, london and Moscow. He lives with his wife in Edinburgh.show more