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Summary

A provocative, comprehensive analysis of Vladimir Putin and Russia's master plan to destroy democracy in the age of Donald Trump.

In the greatest intelligence operation in the history of the world, Donald Trump was made president of the United States with the assistance of a foreign power. For the first time, The Plot to Destroy Democracy reveals the dramatic story of how blackmail, espionage, assassination, and psychological warfare were used by Vladimir Putin and his spy agencies to steal the 2016 US election - and attempted to bring about the fall of NATO, the European Union, and western democracy. It will show how Russia and its fifth column allies tried to flip the cornerstones of democracy in order to reengineer the world political order that kept most of the world free since since 1945.  

Career US Intelligence officer Malcolm Nance will examine how Russia has used cyberwarfare, political propaganda, and manipulating our perception of reality - and will use it again - to weaponize American news, traditional media, social media, and the workings of the Internet to attack and break apart democratic institutions from within and what we can expect to come should we fail to stop their next attack.  

In his 35-year career in intelligence, Nance specialized in cryptology, national security policy, counter-terrorism intelligence. He has utilized top secret Russian-sourced political and hybrid warfare strategy documents to demonstrate the master plan to undermine American institutions that has been in effect from the Cold War to the present day. Based on original research and countless interviews with espionage experts, Nance examines how Putin's recent hacking accomplished a crucial first step for destabilizing the West for Russia, why Putin is just the man to do it.  

Nance has been called to testify before Congress and advise House and Senate Intelligence Committee members on the details of the election meddling. In this audiobook, he exposes how Russia has supported the campaigns of right-wing extremists throughout both the US and Europe to leverage an axis of autocracy, and how Putin's agencies have worked since 2010 to bring fringe candidate Donald Trump into elections.  

Revelatory, insightful, and shocking, The Plot to Destroy Democracy puts a professional spy lens on Putin's plot and unravels it play-by-play. In the end, he provides a better understanding of why Putin's efforts are a serious threat to our national security and global alliances - in much more than one election - and a blistering indictment of Putin's puppet, President Donald J. Trump.  

©2018 Malcolm Nance (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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Disappointed

I was looking forward to listening to this as I'm convinced trump is compromised by the Russians.
In this era of fake news and the importance of getting facts correct,I absolutely lost interest and lost any credibility in the author when he got two important facts wrong.
1. He claimed that Putin channeled $500 billion to the Ukrainian government to help his puppet retain power...that's just ridiculous.
2.He stated that flight MH17 was shot down in 2017 when in fact it was 2014

Once you get basic facts wrong you lose me and I understandably wonder what other facts are wrong

Very disappointing

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  • Becky
  • 18-07-18

OH NOOOO

I read this book and thought is was good but a little bit “conspiracy theory” . Then I watched the Putin/Trump press conference! Everything he predicted would happen is starting to happen. Help!

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  • Robert
  • 04-08-18

Wow!

This is a fantastic, important and scary book. If only 50% of it is true (and I have no reason to doubt any of it), this country is in serious trouble. It will take the will of ALL of the people to fix it.

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  • KEVIN E FARRIS
  • 06-07-18

A must perspective you won’t get anywhere else.

Malcom Nance spent a good deal of his career in Naval Intelligence & later the CIA and knows Russia likely as well as any American. More specifically, he is intimately familiar with the entire history USA-Russia, USA-USSR, and now United States and Russian Federation as well as speaks the language, and studied an intelligence adversary that also happens to be the President... face it, the Tsar of Russia.

The beauty of this book is it’s a compliment to his first book on the topic, the Plot to Hack America. This book is the wide-angle, complete view of the Forrest while the other book was a fascinating and informative almost play-by-play that gives a detailed but comprehensive look at the trees.
A perspective from 30,000 feet that ONLY Mr. Nance or someone with an identical background could provide.

This one is a must if you want to know the back story and learn so much more about the matter than you think you can having followed it for nearly two years and watched the current president implement policies you would think he is taking directly off Vladimir Putin’s wish list. Malcom Nance is an excellent communicator and tells you the whole story in a readable, cohesive narrative with nary a wasted word. Well done yet again, sir.
Thank you for your decades of sacrifice and service!

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  • DHinMN
  • 12-08-18

Wake up

I believe Malcolm Nance and find myself agreeing with what he says. He knows his subject and nobody articulates it to the common man like Malcolm.. So I grabbed the book right away and it doesn't disappoint. Russia cannot beat our economy or military so they work to cause discord division and disruption by pitting us against ourselves using social media and the internet. We need to stick together and see Russia for who they are, the enemy. great book!!

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  • Richard
  • 11-08-18

knowledge is power and protection<br />

Once again, Malcolm Nance does a superb job of explaining this extremely complicated subject. In the process, he reminds us what the heart of our beloved democracy truly is.

Nance explains the well-established techniques and philosophies of the Russian spy agencies. How they are applied and how they have been appearing in our own Society, elections, government and current affairs. Current events begin to make sense and finally become clear through this broadening of perspective.

Mr. Nance is careful to avoid fear-mongering or dire predictions. Only the stark reality of what is going on now, not in the speculative sense but truly fact based and documented. Decades of experience in the national Security Services support each chapter. Absolutely a must-read!

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  • Cary H. Grayson
  • 03-08-18

Why Trump Became President

Now we can understand Helsinki and why Putin bounced up to the speaker’s platform beaming with satisfaction after his one to one meeting with Trump at his side. His years of work had borne such wonderful satisfaction that he couldn’t contain himself. He had Trump in his hand completely, along with his own recording of the meeting, knowing full well that Trump was too afraid to make a recording himself.
This book is written by a passionate and exquisitely observant American who has finally put together why Trump is so in debt to Vladimir Putin for handing him the presidency of the United States of America.

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  • gc dunn
  • 03-08-18

This is a MUST READ!

So far I've listened to the entire book 3 times and the epilogue 6. This book is unbelievable! Malcolm Nance is a national treasure!

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  • Oliver J Camacho
  • 02-08-18

Malcolm Nance is a TRUE Patriot

The book was very informative. Everyone should read this before the upcoming elections. Go vote.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-08-18

Stunning!

Malcolm Nance pulls no punches in this utterly stunning book. It is a must read for every American, and for
everyone concerned with the future of Democracy. Read it. You must. Every word is true.

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  • HollyDayz
  • 02-08-18

Scary good! Narrator was amazing!<br />

This incredible piece of nonfiction reads like a fictional spy novel except all the players are real! Blew my mind and activated my activism to fight for democracy!

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