Category: Russian Civil War

White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian

Title: White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian Series: Cass Military Studies Author: Jamie Bisher Genre: Military History Publisher: Routledge Release Date: 2006 Format: Kindle Pages: 492 I had pretty low expectations when I started reading this book, as it sounded more like an academic exercise than anything else. It turns out, however, that the

The Splintered Empires

Title: The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917-1921 Author: Prit Buttar Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2017 Format: Kindle Pages: 498 This is an excellent book about the end of World War I on the Eastern front.  Not only does the book include detailed accounts of Kerensky's last-gasp offensive, the implosion of

America’s Siberian Adventure 1918-1920

Title: America's Siberian Adventure 1918-1920 Author: William Graves Genre: Military History Publisher: Uncommon Valor Press Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 363 This is an interesting and well-written book by the commander of the US army forces sent to Siberia in 1918. The author was obviously a decent and capable officer sent into a very

The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917–1922

Title: The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917–1922 Author: Joan Mcguire Mohr Genre: Military History Publisher: McFarland Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 263 This is a good book on a topic with which I am pretty familiar; the author has done quite a bit of research and cites various events, people, anecdotes, that

American Soldiers in Siberia: The Forgotten War

Title: American Soldiers in Siberia: The Forgotten War Author: Sylvian Kindall Genre: Military History Publisher: Uncommon Valor Press Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 194 This is a fascinating memoir by one of the American officers serving in the Russian Far East in 19181-1919. His service there seems to have inspired a rather deep hatred--but

The Russian Civil War

Title: The Russian Civil War Author: Evan Mawdsley Genre: Military History Publisher: Pegasus Books Release Date: 2015 Format: Kindle Pages: 260 This is a good, but not excellent account of the Russian Civil War. The author does a good job of describing the chaotic campaigns, along with the strengths and weaknesses of the Reds and

Dreams of a Great Small Nation: The Mutinous Army that Threatened a Revolution, Destroyed an Empire, Founded a Republic, and Remade the Map of Europe

Title: Dreams of a Great Small Nation: The Mutinous Army that Threatened a Revolution, Destroyed an Empire, Founded a Republic, and Remade the Map of Europe Author: Kevin J McNamara Genre: Military History Publisher: PublicAffairs Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 418 This is an excellent book about one of the most fascinating episodes in

With the Die-Hards in Siberia

Title: With the Die-Hards in Siberia Author: John Ward Genre: Military History Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC Release Date: 2012 Format: Kindle Pages: 194 This is a very interesting book, and a good deal (free) for kindle readers. This book is an eyewitness account of a very complicated bit of history, from about mid 1918

Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution

Title: Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution Author: Robert Service Genre: Diplomatic History Publisher: PublicAffairs Release Date: 2012 Format: Hardcover Pages: 480 While decent enough, this book should have been titled "Diplomats and Trade Ministers" rather than "Spies and Commissars", because that is the main topic of the book. In fact,

The Complete Works of Isaac Babel

Title: The Compete Works of Isaac Babel Author: Isaac Babel Genre: Fiction Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Release Date: 2001 Format: Hardcover Pages: 1076 Babel is a masterful teller of short stories. His stories, most of which do not exceed a few pages, speak volumes about the extraordinary times in which he lived. For