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Our Man in the Crimea: Commander Hugo Koehler and the Russian Civil War

Our Man in the Crimea: Commander Hugo Koehler and the Russian Civil War

by P. J. Capelotti, William N. Still (Editor)

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Koehler, ``a very dapper and dashing individual, quite a lady's man'' packed a good deal of excitement into a short couple of decades. A U.S. naval officer, he witnessed or participated in many of the major upheavals of the early years of this century: revolutionary China, defeated Germany, revolutionary Russia, re-created Poland. Mixing easily with all social classes (and particularly enjoying the British aristocracy), his observations offer a sharp, often acute photograph of a world in turmoil. His reports on the Russian Civil War make particularly interesting reading. Several of his judgments on Russia and the Russians seem startingly prescient today. After 1929, he subsided into a more passive life, though he did pull off an interview with Stalin in 1933. This is not just for university libraries; general readers will enjoy this remarkable life as well.-- Robert H. Johnston, McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Ontario

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University of South Carolina Press
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Studies in Maritime History
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6.32(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.95(d)

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