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Whisper of the Blade: Revolutions, Mayhem, Betrayal, Glory and Death (Paperback)
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Whisper of the Blade: Revolutions, Mayhem, Betrayal, Glory and Death (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 07/02/2002
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Revolution brings tragedy, terror and heroism. Using historical texts and eye witness accounts as well as his own interviews, Erik Durschmied shares his unique understanding of revolutionary events that have shaped the course of history. His curiosity and amazement are reflected in the pages as is his irreverence for the conventional recitation of history. Progressing from the 18th to the 20th century, Durschmied provides a remarkable snapshot of the French Revolution; the Red October rising in Russia; Operation Walkure in Germany; Che Guevara's exploits; the rise and fall of Emperor Hirohito in Japan and the fall of the Shah of Iran in these powerful stories.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340770849
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 284 g
Dimensions: 195 x 128 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Durschmeid brings an eye for the telling detail. * Independent (HINGE FACTOR) *
His tales of mayhem and confusion can be gripping, informative and genuinely idea-provoking. He reveals again and again, the casual impact of happenstance. * Independent (HINGE FACTOR) *
This entertaining book considers the errors and incidents that have shaped the world as we know it rather than as we planned it might be. * The Times (HINGE FACTOR) *
His vivid descriptions of battles explain all. * Choice, London (HINGE FACTOR) *
Durschmied gets stuck straight into the gore * Express (Whisper of the Blade) *

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