The Allied intervention in Russia was complex, confusing, and without clear strategic direction. This is mirrored in the authors' problems in synthesizing personal narratives, Russian revisionist accounts, and offical history into a coherent account. Dobson and Miller, British writers on foreign affairs, concentrate almost entirely on the British role, but do bring to light some noteworthy sources. They assert, with some justice, that the various acts of intervention are the roots of the superpower conflict today. There is interesting material on the spies Reilly and Lockhart, but very little on Turkish, American, or Japanese activities. The writing tends toward that of journalistic expose. Despite defects in style and focus, however, most Russian history collections will want this. Edwin B. Burgess, U.S. Army TRALINET Ctr., Fort Monroe, Va.