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Figes, Orlando
The Crimean War : a history / Orlando Figes
1st ed
New York : Metropolitan Books, c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  DK214 .F53 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Crimean War, 1853-1856
Physical Description xxiii, 576 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note "Published simultaneously in the United Kingdom by Penguin Books, London, as 'Crimea'"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. 533-540) and index
Contents Religious wars -- Eastern questions -- The Russian menace -- The end of peace in Europe -- Phoney war -- First blood to the Turks -- Alma -- Sevastopol in the autumn -- Generals January and February -- Cannon fodder -- The fall of Sevastopol -- Paris and the new order -- The Crimean War in national myth and memory
Summary From "the great storyteller of modern Russian historians" comes the definitive account of the Crimean War, a forgotten war that shaped the modern age. Figes reconstructs the first full conflagration of modernity, a global industrialized struggle fought with unusual ferocity and incompetence

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