Mannerheim: President, Soldier, Spy [NOOK Book]

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"An exemplary and generously illustrated account; it incorporates new historical material, and he describes the journey as if he had been there."—The Times Literary Supplement

Gustaf Mannerheim was one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. He spent two years undercover in Asia as a spy, escaped the Bolsheviks in 1917, lead the anti-Russian forces in the civil war and later, during Finland's darkest hour, lead the defense of his country against the impossible odds of ...

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Mannerheim: President, Soldier, Spy

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Overview

"An exemplary and generously illustrated account; it incorporates new historical material, and he describes the journey as if he had been there."—The Times Literary Supplement

Gustaf Mannerheim was one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. He spent two years undercover in Asia as a spy, escaped the Bolsheviks in 1917, lead the anti-Russian forces in the civil war and later, during Finland's darkest hour, lead the defense of his country against the impossible odds of the Winter War. Mannerheim is a fascinating appraisal of an adventurer and explorer who would go on to forge a new nation.

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"…[Jonathan Clements] has combined the knowledge of a historian with the accessibility of a novelist. I hadn't heard much about Finland's Gustaf Mannerheim before, but I am certainly intrigued to read more about his fascinating life."—Grrlscientist for The Guardian UK
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781908323187
  • Publisher: Haus Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 756,255
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Jonathan Clements (born 9 July 1971) is a British author and scriptwriter. His non-fiction works include biographies of Admiral Togo and Mao. Clements writes a monthly opinion columns for Neo magazine and is also the co-author of encyclopedias of anime and Japanese television dramas. He is the author of two volumes in the Makers of the Modern Series, Prince Saionji: Japan and Wellington Koo: China. In 2000, Clements received the Japan Festival Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Understanding of Japanese Culture
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Note on Dates xv

Introduction: Cold Mountain 1

1 Mannerheim's World 9

2 The Field of Vipers 32

3 The Baptism of Fire 51

4 The Tournament of Shadows 79

5 The Horse Reaches China 111

6 The Paper Dragons 142

7 The End of Empire 170

8 The White Devil 190

9 The House of the Four Winds 207

10 The Jaws of Peril 236

11 The Eye of the Storm 255

12 Marski 273

Afterword: Mannerheim in the 21st Century 285

Note on Names 289

Notes 293

Sources and Further Reading 320

Acknowledgements 332

Index 334

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