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The White Generals; An Account of the White Movement and the Russian Civil War

Luckett, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0670762652 / ISBN 13: 9780670762651
Published by The Viking Press, New York, 1971
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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xviii, 413, [1] pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Maps. Select Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. Some edge soiling. The author received both his M.A. and Ph.D. from Cambridge University. He taught at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. Derived from a Kirkus review: The author traces the military course of the Russian Civil War. It begins with a description of the February 1917 revolution; Luckett assumes that the Russian continued participation war should have been pursued. Trotsky, the chief organizer of the Red forces, is termed a ruthless but magnetic character. The White generals are the centerpiece of the book. The variety of their political commitments is stressed; they were by no means arch-reactionaries all. Luckett is right to conclude that their essential weakness was a failure to organize politically against the revolutionary elan of the Reds. Luckett is also right in playing down the importance of the Allied intervention on the Whites' side. He notes that the two comprehensive works on the subject, by George Stewart and W.H. Chamberlin, are hard to obtain. The book will reward historians, military buffs, and students of the revolution. Bookseller Inventory # 73986

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Title: The White Generals; An Account of the White ...

Publisher: The Viking Press, New York

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: John Flower (Maps)

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: Presumed First Edition, First printing.

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This book should be of interest to general readers and military historians.


'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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