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The Bloody White Baron - by James Palmer (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 274

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: Asia

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Basic Books

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: General

Author: James Palmer

Language: English

Street Date: June 7, 2011
TCIN: 77263251
UPC: 9780465022076
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-1684


"James Palmer's account of [Baron Ungern-Sternberg's] brutal and ill-starred life is elegant, waspish and evocative.

Russian Life
"This is an epic biography (ranging from WWI battles, to the Civil War, to Manchuria) told in an easy style that infects the reader with curiosity, peeling back myths to reveal the strange and twisted man that was Ungern-Sternberg."

"Palmer effectively evokes both the enormous scope and the small absurdities of war."

Simon Sebag-Montefiore, Sunday Telegraph
"The rise and fall of Baron Ungern-Sternberg is one of the most demented, savage and grotesque stories of modern times. Palmer, with his special knowledge of Mongolia and enthusiasm for Ungern's blend of lunacy, politics and war, delivers an enjoyable, exciting biography that recounts the crimes and conquests of this monster compellingly, colourfully and with cinematic relish."

New York Times
"What makes 'The Bloody White Baron' so exceptional is Palmer's lucid scholarship, his ability to make perfect sense of the maelstrom of a forgotten war. This is a brilliant book, and I'm already looking forward to his next."

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