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LocationMarshall District
TitleRigged : America, Russia, and one hundred years of covert electoral interference / David Shimer
AuthorShimer, David, author
Call No324.609 SHI
CollectionAdult New Arrivals


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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780525659006
Personal Name Shimer, David, author
Title Statement Rigged : America, Russia, and one hundred years of covert electoral interference / David Shimer
Varying Form of Title America, Russia, and 100 years of covert electoral interference
Edition Statement First edition
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020
Physical Description 367 pages ; 25 cm
General Note "A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-351) and index
Formatted Contents Note Introduction: Democracy under siege. -- Part one: The hidden history. Enter Lenin ; The CIA in Italy ; The xplosion ; The Stasi changes history ; The KGB targets America ; Democracy promotion ; From Yeltsin to Putin ; A new age -- Part two: 2016. Delaying offense ; Playing defense ; Election day ; Social media ; Inaction -- Conclusion: Breaking the siege
Summary, Etc. Presents a judicious history of covert foreign interference in world elections since the Cold War that discusses Russia's role in America's 2016 presidential election and why the threat is greater than ever in 2020
Summary, Etc. Russia's interference in 2016 marked only the latest chapter of a hidden and revelatory history. Shimer tells the story of covert electoral interference past and present. He exposes decades of secret operations-- by the KGB, the CIA, and Vladimir Putin's Russia-- to shape electoral outcomes. He also show how, throughout history and in 2016, both Russian and American operations achieved their greatest success by influencing the way voters think, rather than tampering with actual vote tallies. Russia's central aim is to undermine and disrupt our democracy--harming both Democrats and Republicans-- to the detriment of all Americans. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Presidents United States Election History
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Elections Corrupt practices United States History
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Foreign relations Russia (Federation)
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Russia (Federation) Foreign relations United States