A Brief History of the Crimean War - Brief Histories (Paperback)
  • A Brief History of the Crimean War - Brief Histories (Paperback)
zoom

A Brief History of the Crimean War - Brief Histories (Paperback)

(author)
£10.99
Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 09/11/2006
  • 5+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

In September 1854, the armies of Britain, France and Turkey invaded Russia. In the months that followed over half a million soldiers fell. They died from bullet wounds and shrapnel, cholera and disease, starvation and freezing. The Crimean War was a medieval conflict fought in a modern age. But what is rarely appreciated, and what this historical examination shows, is that this extraordinary and costly struggle was fought not only in the Crimea, but also along the Danube, in the Arctic Ocean, in the Baltic and Pacific. Few wars in history reveal greater confusion of purpose or have had richer unintended consequences. Much has been written about this most senseless of wars and this new history does not aim to cover old ground. Instead, it traces the war's causes and sketches a vivid picture of the age which made it possible, up until the moment of the Allies' departure for the Crimea. Woven together with developments in diplomacy, trade and nationalistic expression are descriptions of the Russian, Turkish and British armies and the principals of the drama - Napoleon III, Marshal St Arnaud, Lord Raglan, the great Russian engineer Todleban, Florence Nightingale, Nicholas I and his magnificently terrible Russian empire.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781845294205
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 242 g
Dimensions: 197 x 136 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"'The war and its causes was a colossal comedy of errors in which at every moment the question was asked, "Who is being swindled here?'" Frederick Engels Their's not to make reply, Their's not to reason why, Their's but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. - 'The Charge of the Light Brigade', Alfred Lord Tennyson"

You may also be interested in...

Free
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Savage Storm
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Escape Artist
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Shortest History of Italy
Added to basket
SPQR
Added to basket
£10.99   £11.99
Paperback
The Eastern Front
Added to basket
£30.00   £25.99
Hardback
Stasiland
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Colonialism
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Goodbye Eastern Europe
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Beyond the Wall
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
Rubicon
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Story of Russia
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
The Russo-Ukrainian War
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Johnson at 10
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: