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The Bloody White Baron

Author : James Palmer
ISBN : 9780571321476
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Roman Ungern von Sternberg was a Baltic aristocrat, a violent, headstrong youth posted to the wilds of Siberia and Mongolia before the First World War. After the Bolshevik Revolution, the Baron - now in command of a lethally effective rabble of cavalrymen - conquered Mongolia, the last time in history a country was seized by an army mounted on horses. He was a Kurtz-like figure, slaughtering everyone he suspected of irreligion or of being a Jew. And his is a story that rehearses later horrors in Russia and elsewhere. James Palmer's book is an epic recreation of a forgotten episode and will establish him as a brilliant popular historian.

The Horse That Leaps Through Clouds

Author : Eric Enno Tamm
ISBN : 9781582438764
Genre : History
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On July 6, 1906, Baron Gustaf Mannerheim boarded the midnight train from St. Petersburg, charged by Czar Nicholas II to secretly collect intelligence on the Qing Dynastys sweeping reforms that were radically transforming China. The last czarist agent in the so-called Great Game, Mannerheim chronicled almost every facet of Chinas modernization, from education reform and foreign investment to Tibets struggle for independence. On July 6, 2006, writer Eric Enno Tamm boards that same train, intent on following in Mannerheims footsteps. Initially banned from China, Tamm devises a cover and retraces Mannerheims route across the Silk Road, discovering both eerie similarities and seismic differences between the Middle Kingdoms of today and a century ago. Along the way, Tamm offers piercing insights into Chinas past that raise troubling questions about its future. Can the Communist Party truly open China to the outside world yet keep Western ideas such as democracy and freedom at bay, just as Qing officials mistakenly believed? What can reform during the late Qing Dynasty teach us about the spectacular transformation of China today? As Confucius once wrote, “Study the past if you would divine the future, and that is just what Tamm does in The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds.

The Bloody Red Baron

Author : Kim Newman
ISBN : 9780857685346
Genre : Fiction
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It is 1918 and Graf von Dracula is commander-in-chief of the armies of Germany and Austria-Hungary. The war of the great powers in Europe is also a war between the living and the dead. Caught up in the conflict, Charles Beauregard, an old enemy of Dracula, his protégé Edwin Winthrop, and intrepid vampire reporter Kate Reed go head-to-head with the lethal vampire flying machine that is the Bloody Red Baron... In the brand-new novella Vampire Romance, Genevieve Dieudonne, newly returned to England, infiltrates a singular vampire gathering in the service of the Diogenes Club.

A Remote Army Post In The Desert Petrograd To Shanghai November 1919 To January 1922

Author : Michael P. Kihntopf
ISBN : 1643616072
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This book is an adventure/history tale about five characters bound up in the turbulent times following World War 1 and during the Russian Civil War. Emil Langemark is a disenfranchised German soldier who stayed behind as the Kaiser's army withdrew from Russian territory in 1918 preferring to throw his lot in with the counterrevolutionary army of General Nikolai Iudenich rather than face unemployment and famine in the new Germany. Evan Buk is a former Russian prisoner of war who was supposed to infiltrate Iudenich's army and spread Communist dissention in the ranks; however, cooperating with the new commanders was more rational and safer. Raisa, no family name in the spirit of the revolution, was a member to the Women's Battalion of Death and a women's rights activist in the Bolshevik cause but her patron, Fanny Kaplan, attempted to shoot Vladimir Lenin, the Bolshevik leader, and she had to run for her life. These three make up a machine gun detachment which is involved in an assault on the Bolshevik bastion of Petrograd in late 1919. Albert Chamberlain is a British army sergeant who volunteered to teach Iudenich's army all about the new queen of the battlefield, the tank. In a fit of volunteering, he agreed to command one of the tanks in the offensive. Finally, the American Bart Buchanan who, undercover with the American Relief Association, is a spy charged with uncovering Bolshevik intentions toward the United States. He managed to hitch a ride in Buchanan's tank in an effort to get into Bolshevik command centers to get information. After the failed battle, Langemark, Chamberlain, and Buchanan are thrown together in a disorganized retreat. The Red Army captures them, tries them, and sentences them d to a Siberian prison while Buk and Raisa disappear into the Bolshevik ranks as defectors. The book follows the three captured and sentenced characters across Siberia where they are liberated by the Czechoslovak Legion but captured by one of the most notorious blackguards, the Bloody White Baron Ungren-Sternberg and forced into his army of bandits and marauders. The five are thrown back together in a mad dash across Mongolia to reach the safety of China.

Heaven Cracks Earth Shakes

Author : James Palmer
ISBN : 9780465014781
Genre : History
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Documents the tumultuous years in China surrounding the death of Chairman Mao, providing coverage of contributing factors ranging from the death of popular premier Zhou Enlai and growing anger towards the Gang of Four to the 1976 earthquake in Tangshan and resistance to the Cultural Revolution. By the award-winning author of The Bloody White Baron.


Author : Stephen Kotkin
ISBN : 9780698170100
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world It has the quality of myth: a poor cobbler’s son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire, reinvents himself as a top leader in a band of revolutionary zealots. When the band seizes control of the country in the aftermath of total world war, the former seminarian ruthlessly dominates the new regime until he stands as absolute ruler of a vast and terrible state apparatus, with dominion over Eurasia. While still building his power base within the Bolshevik dictatorship, he embarks upon the greatest gamble of his political life and the largest program of social reengineering ever attempted: the collectivization of all agriculture and industry across one sixth of the earth. Millions will die, and many more millions will suffer, but the man will push through to the end against all resistance and doubts. Where did such power come from? In Stalin, Stephen Kotkin offers a biography that, at long last, is equal to this shrewd, sociopathic, charismatic dictator in all his dimensions. The character of Stalin emerges as both astute and blinkered, cynical and true believing, people oriented and vicious, canny enough to see through people but prone to nonsensical beliefs. We see a man inclined to despotism who could be utterly charming, a pragmatic ideologue, a leader who obsessed over slights yet was a precocious geostrategic thinker—unique among Bolsheviks—and yet who made egregious strategic blunders. Through it all, we see Stalin’s unflinching persistence, his sheer force of will—perhaps the ultimate key to understanding his indelible mark on history. Stalin gives an intimate view of the Bolshevik regime’s inner geography of power, bringing to the fore fresh materials from Soviet military intelligence and the secret police. Kotkin rejects the inherited wisdom about Stalin’s psychological makeup, showing us instead how Stalin’s near paranoia was fundamentally political, and closely tracks the Bolshevik revolution’s structural paranoia, the predicament of a Communist regime in an overwhelmingly capitalist world, surrounded and penetrated by enemies. At the same time, Kotkin demonstrates the impossibility of understanding Stalin’s momentous decisions outside of the context of the tragic history of imperial Russia. The product of a decade of intrepid research, Stalin is a landmark achievement, a work that recasts the way we think about the Soviet Union, revolution, dictatorship, the twentieth century, and indeed the art of history itself. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 will be published by Penguin Press in October 2017

Who Was The Bloody Baron

Author : Nicholas J. Middleton
ISBN : 1904095879
Genre : Generals
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All the Baron's men are frightened of him - and with good reason. During his career as an officer in Russia's White army, he has had lots of practice at killing people. His Grand Plan was to first take over Mongolia, then conquer the largest empire the world has ever known. The Baron thinks nothing can stop him . . .

The Wild Baron

Author : Catherine Coulter
ISBN : 1101214287
Genre : Fiction
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Catherine Coulter introduces the dashing Carrington brothers with the story of Rohan, a man with a rakish reputation but a heart of pure gold...

White Terror

Author : Jamie Bisher
ISBN : 9781135765958
Genre : History
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This is the gripping story of a forgotten Russia in turmoil, when the line between government and organized crime blurred into a chaotic continuum of kleptocracy, vengeance and sadism. It tells the tale of how, in the last days of 1917, a fugitive Cossack captain brashly led seven cohorts into a mutinous garrison at Manchuli, a squalid bordertown on Russia's frontier with Manchuria. The garrison had gone Red, revolted against its officers, and become a dangerous, ill-disciplined mob. Nevertheless, Cossack Captain Grigori Semionov cleverly harangued the garrison into laying down its arms and boarding a train that carried it back into the Bolsheviks' tenuous territory. Through such bold action, Semionov and a handful of young Cossack brethren established themselves as the warlords of Eastern Siberia and Russia's Pacific maritime provinces during the next bloody year. Like inland pirates, they menaced the Trans-Siberian Railroad with fleets of armoured trains, Cossack cavalry, mercenaries and pressgang cannon fodder. They undermined Admiral Kolchak's White armies, ruthlessly liquidated all Reds, terrorized the population, sold out to the Japanese, and antagonized the American Expeditionary Force and Czech Legion in a frenzied orchestration of the Russian Empire's gotterdammerung. Historians have long recognized that Ataman Semionov and Company were a nasty lot. This book details precisely how nasty they were.

Soviet Russia Pictorial

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ISBN : IND:30000108547104
Genre : Communism
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