The Crimean War: A History Orlando Figes

The Crimean War: A History

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Book Title
The Crimean War: A History
Author
Orlando Figes
ISBN
9780805074604
From the great storyteller of modern Russian historians, (Financial Times) the definitive account of the forgotten war that shaped the modern age The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale--these are the enduring icons of the Crimean War. Less well-known is that this savage war (1853-1856) killed almost a million soldiers and countless civilians; that it enmeshed four great empires--the British, French, Turkish, and Russian--in a battle over religion as well as territory; that it fixed the fault lines between Russia and the West; that it set in motion the conflicts that would dominate the century to come. In this masterly history, Orlando Figes reconstructs the first full conflagration of modernity, a global industrialized struggle fought with unusual ferocity and incompetence. Drawing on untapped Russian and Ottoman as well as European sources, Figes vividly depicts the world at war, from the palaces of St. Petersburg to the holy sites of Jerusalem; from the young Tolstoy reporting in Sevastopol to Tsar Nicolas, haunted by dreams of religious salvation; from the ordinary soldiers and nurses on the battlefields to the women and children in towns under siege.. Original, magisterial, alive with voices of the time, The Crimean War is a historical tour de force whose depiction of ethnic cleansing and the West's relations with the Muslim world resonates with contemporary overtones. At once a rigorous, original study and a sweeping, panoramic narrative, The Crimean War is the definitive account of the war that mapped the terrain for today's world..Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Orlando FigesPublisher: Metropolitan BooksPublished: 04/12/2011ISBN: 9780805074604Pages: 608Weight: 2.35lbsSize: 9.40h x 6.70w x 1.80dReview Citations: Booklist 03/15/2011 pg. 17New Yorker (The) 05/02/2011 pg. 78Library Journal Prepub Alert 11/01/2010 pg. 47Library Journal 11/01/2010 pg. 47Publishers Weekly 01/17/2011Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2011New York Review of Books 06/09/2011 pg. 47New York Times Book Review 07/10/2011 pg. 19New York Times Book Review 07/17/2011 pg. 22Choice 12/01/2011

From the great storyteller of modern Russian historians, (Financial Times) the definitive account of the forgotten war that shaped the modern age

The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale--these are the enduring icons of the Crimean War. Less well-known is that this savage war (1853-1856) killed almost a million soldiers and countless civilians; that it enmeshed four great empires--the British, French, Turkish, and Russian--in a battle over religion as well as territory; that it fixed the fault lines between Russia and the West; that it set in motion the conflicts that would dominate the century to come.

In this masterly history, Orlando Figes reconstructs the first full conflagration of modernity, a global industrialized struggle fought with unusual ferocity and incompetence. Drawing on untapped Russian and Ottoman as well as European sources, Figes vividly depicts the world at war, from the palaces of St. Petersburg to the holy sites of Jerusalem; from the young Tolstoy reporting in Sevastopol to Tsar Nicolas, haunted by dreams of religious salvation; from the ordinary soldiers and nurses on the battlefields to the women and children in towns under siege..

Original, magisterial, alive with voices of the time, The Crimean War is a historical tour de force whose depiction of ethnic cleansing and the West's relations with the Muslim world resonates with contemporary overtones. At once a rigorous, original study and a sweeping, panoramic narrative, The Crimean War is the definitive account of the war that mapped the terrain for today's world..


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Orlando Figes
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Published: 04/12/2011
ISBN: 9780805074604
Pages: 608
Weight: 2.35lbs
Size: 9.40h x 6.70w x 1.80d

Review Citations: Booklist 03/15/2011 pg. 17
New Yorker (The) 05/02/2011 pg. 78
Library Journal Prepub Alert 11/01/2010 pg. 47
Library Journal 11/01/2010 pg. 47
Publishers Weekly 01/17/2011
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2011
New York Review of Books 06/09/2011 pg. 47
New York Times Book Review 07/10/2011 pg. 19
New York Times Book Review 07/17/2011 pg. 22
Choice 12/01/2011

From the great storyteller of modern Russian historians, (Financial Times) the definitive account of the forgotten war that shaped the modern age

The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale--these are the enduring icons of the Crimean War. Less well-known is that this savage war (1853-1856) killed almost a million soldiers and countless civilians; that it enmeshed four great empires--the British, French, Turkish, and Russian--in a battle over religion as well as territory; that it fixed the fault lines between Russia and the West; that it set in motion the conflicts that would dominate the century to come.

In this masterly history, Orlando Figes reconstructs the first full conflagration of modernity, a global industrialized struggle fought with unusual ferocity and incompetence. Drawing on untapped Russian and Ottoman as well as European sources, Figes vividly depicts the world at war, from the palaces of St. Petersburg to the holy sites of Jerusalem; from the young Tolstoy reporting in Sevastopol to Tsar Nicolas, haunted by dreams of religious salvation; from the ordinary soldiers and nurses on the battlefields to the women and children in towns under siege..

Original, magisterial, alive with voices of the time, The Crimean War is a historical tour de force whose depiction of ethnic cleansing and the West's relations with the Muslim world resonates with contemporary overtones. At once a rigorous, original study and a sweeping, panoramic narrative, The Crimean War is the definitive account of the war that mapped the terrain for today's world..


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Orlando Figes
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Published: 04/12/2011
ISBN: 9780805074604
Pages: 608
Weight: 2.35lbs
Size: 9.40h x 6.70w x 1.80d

Review Citations: Booklist 03/15/2011 pg. 17
New Yorker (The) 05/02/2011 pg. 78
Library Journal Prepub Alert 11/01/2010 pg. 47
Library Journal 11/01/2010 pg. 47
Publishers Weekly 01/17/2011
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2011
New York Review of Books 06/09/2011 pg. 47
New York Times Book Review 07/10/2011 pg. 19
New York Times Book Review 07/17/2011 pg. 22
Choice 12/01/2011