This account of the Russian Civil War, originally published in 1971, combines a vivid narrative of the military events with a biographical discussion of the White Generals, figures of the former Imperial Russian Army offices who led the separate campaigns against the Red Soviets - men such as Kornilov, Alekseev, Kolchak, Denikin, Wrangel, Yudenich and the Finnish Yudeniol Marshal Mannerheim. Despite their shared designation, the White Generals had no common programme. Their tragedy was that Lenin's dogmatism, intransigence and ruthlessness, all essential qualities in a country which had never known anything other than autocracy, were alien to their characters.
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'The story is a colourful one and Dr. Luckett relates it well.' The Economist
'Richard Luckett's narrative is objective and thorough..keeping clearly in sight the overall progress of the war...excellent.' The Scotsman
'Enjoyable...Dr. Luckett shows a great gift for writing a military narrative.' The Spectator
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Book Description Routledge, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110710212984
Book Description Routledge, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0710212984