The Russian Civil War 1918-22 [NOOK Book]

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The Russian Civil War is the most important civil war of the 20th century, changing the lives of over half a billion people and dramatically shaping the geography of Europe, the Far East and Asia. Over a four-year period 20 countries battled in a crucible that would give birth to Communist revolutions worldwide and the Cold War. David Bullock offers a fresh perspective on this conflict, examining the forces involved, as well as the fascinating intervention by Allied forces. At the dawn of modern war, as cavalry ...

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The Russian Civil War 1918-22

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Overview

The Russian Civil War is the most important civil war of the 20th century, changing the lives of over half a billion people and dramatically shaping the geography of Europe, the Far East and Asia. Over a four-year period 20 countries battled in a crucible that would give birth to Communist revolutions worldwide and the Cold War. David Bullock offers a fresh perspective on this conflict, examining the forces involved, as well as the fascinating intervention by Allied forces. At the dawn of modern war, as cavalry duelled with tanks, aircraft, and armoured trains along shifting fronts, this title tells a military story enacted against a backdrop of political and social revolution and within the context of immense human loss. The reader cannot fail to be moved by the rare photographs and illustrations that make this history come alive.

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"David Bullock's The Russian Civil War covers one of the most important wars of the 20th century, showing how it changed the lives of over half a billion people and discussing the Russian Civil War in context of the larger shaping of Europe as a whole. Any library strong in Russian history needs this." -The Bookwatch (February 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782005360
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 371,770
  • File size: 43 MB
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Meet the Author

David Bullock holds a PhD in European Military History and has been an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Currently, he writes official histories as a military historian for the Department of Defense and is an adjunct Associate Professor at Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs. The author lives in Colorado Springs, CO.
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Table of Contents


Chronology 9 Background to War: The October Revolution 14 Warring Sides: An Empire Divided 21 Outbreak: 1918 29 The Fighting: 1919 55 Portrait of a Soldier: The Black Guards 85 The World Around War: Allied intervention 90 Portrait of a Civilian: Women in the Russian Civil War 107 How the War Ended: 1920-22 114 Conclusion and Consequences: A Century Redrawn 133 Index 142
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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    The Russian Revolution

    David Bullock has demonstrated a clear proficiency in historical research by bringing out the truth of this little known post-World War I conflict. Most of us who are students of history already know the time frame and political events that led up to the Russian Revolution of 1917, but few of us are aware that the four year conflict to follow was actually a civil war. 1917 saw the fall of Tsar Nicholas and the communist takeover of Russia; however, this brief moment was relatively bloodless compared to the hellish cauldron that transpired in 1918, pitting anti-communist White Russian forces against the murderous Bolsheviks led by Leon Trotsky and Vladimir Lenin.

    This well-researched book can be a very technical read since it primarily explains the vaious factions of rival communist-socialist parties and battle tactics of a very complex war. However, Bullock does incorporate behind-the-scenes politics that led up to this bloody conflict, including the brutal murders of the Romanov family at the hands of the Bolsheviks.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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