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Shadow State

Luke Harding

A gripping investigative account of how Russia’s spies helped elect Donald Trump, backed Brexit, murdered enemies and threatened the very basis of western democracy.

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£14.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9781783352050
Date Published
02.07.2020
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Summary

FROM THE AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST and #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF COLLUSION

A gripping investigative account of how Russia’s spies helped elect Donald Trump, backed Brexit, murdered enemies and threatened the very basis of western democracy.

‘Luke Harding is one of the best reporters in the world . . . [they are] an oustanding writer, stuck in the beating heart of political and criminal power, sinking their teeth in and never letting go.’
ROBERT SAVIANO

Shadow State raises fresh questions about the way the UK government has handled claims of Kremlin interference in Britain’s democratic processes.’ FINANCIAL TIMES

‘If you doubt that hostile foreign powers were happy to assist Britain into decline, I recommend Shadow State . . . dazzling and meticulous.’
OBSERVER

‘Excellent.’ THE SCOTSMAN
‘Reads like a thriller.’ IRISH TIMES
‘Detailed and compelling.’ GUARDIAN

***

No terrorist group has deployed a nerve agent in a civilian area or used a radioactive mini-bomb in London. The Kremlin has done both.

Shadow State is a riveting and alarming investigation into the methods Russia has used to wage an increasingly bold war in the UK and beyond. In this updated edition, featuring a new afterword, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Luke Harding uncovers fake news, cyber intrusions, dirty money and ruthless spies in disguise, showing how Vladimir Putin helped elect Donald Trump, backed Brexit, and now threatens the very basis of Western democracy itself.

‘A superb piece of work . . . essential reading for anyone who cares for his country.’
JOHN LE CARRÉ, on Collusion

Critic Reviews

“If you doubt that hostile foreign powers were happy to assist Britain into decline, I recommend Shadow State … dazzling and meticulous.”

Nick Cohen, Observer
Critic Reviews

Necessary ... [Harding] knows his snow on their boots. He was effectively expelled from Russia in 2011 for the crime of getting under the Kremlin’s skin, something too many Moscow correspondents fail to do … Shadow State reads like a thriller, but he hasn’t made it up.

Guardian, John Sweeney
Critic Reviews

Shadow State raises fresh questions about the way the UK government has handled claims of Kremlin interference in Britain’s democratic processes

David Bond, Financial Times
Critic Reviews

“An impassioned indictment of the Kremlin … detailed and compelling … wide-ranging and well-researched.”

Daniel Beer, Guardian ‘Book of the Day’
Critic Reviews

“Harding’s book poses a fearful dilemma … excellent.”

Stuart Kelly, Scotsman
Critic Reviews

"Shadow State reads like a thriller and abounds with spies, dubious businessmen, politicians and crooks in various exotic settings."

Judith Devlin, Irish Times
LukeHarding

Luke Harding is an award-winning foreign correspondent with the Guardian. He has reported from Delhi, Berlin and Moscow and has also covered wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Libya and Syria. Between 2007 and 2011 he was the Guardian’s Moscow bureau chief; the Kremlin expelled him from the country in the first case of its kind since the cold war. He…

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