About this title:
With his sharp eye and analytical mind, Clive Ponting explodes many of the romantic myths which grew up in the years following the Crimean War, while telling the true story of the heroism of ordinary men. Above all, he makes use of the testimony of eyewitness accounts, from William Russell of The Times, the first war correspondent, to Leo Tolstoy, who was caught up in the action while visiting his brother, to the memories of a variety of serving soldiers.
About the Author:
Clive Ponting is Reader in Politics at the University of Wales, Swansea. He is the author of the bestselling Green History of the World, as well as the Pimlico History of the Twentieth Century and the Pimlico World History. He has written a revisionist biography of Churchill and a book, Armageddon, about the 2nd world war, as well as Thirteen Days, which detailed the diplomacy leading up to the 1st world war. He lives in Wales.
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