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WRANGEL, Alexis. General Wrangel, 1878-1929 : Russia's White Crusader. London : Leo Cooper, (1990). First thus printing. Pp. (10),-248, + 16 p. of black and white illustrations (34 photos). 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Very good in lightly nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 60.00 "Baron Peter Wrangel was one of the most important of the 'White Generals' tofight the Red Army and one of the first officers to join the White Army ag ainst the Bolsheviks. As a general he distinguished himself in 1919 when hesuccessfully stormed the city of Tsaritsyn, defended by the most modern ar ms of the time, with a cavalry army that had marched across 300 miles of desert. He was appointed commander in chief of the volunteer army fighting the Bolsheviks. He was brilliant in his reorganization of a battered army andsuccessful in holding the Red Army in check. Such is the story of General Wrangel one often finds in histories of the Russian Civil War. However, thereal Wrangel was a man of far greater dimension. This biography has been c arefully compiled by his son Alexis Wrangel from never before published memoirs and personal papers. The figure of General Wrangel that emerges is a tribute to his distinguished family. Here we see Wrangel the husband, father, young officer of the Horse Guards, brilliant captain in the Russo Japanese War, and finally, the famous commander of World War I and the Russian Civil War." - from the dustjacket. Contents: The Wrangels; Childhood and Youth, World War; The Revolution; The Civil War; The Seeds of Failure; The Dash to the Volga -- Tsaritsyn; The Storming of Tsaritsyn; The Turning of the Tide; Defense of Tsaritsyn -- Cossack Revolt; Retreat and Disaster of the Volunteer Army; Dismissal -- Exile; Transfer of Power -- Crimea; Against All Odds; Forward Again; Political and Military Successes; The Kouban Expedition; Hopes, Plans, Exit of Poland; The Trans-Dniepr Operation; The Agony and the Evacuation; Hopes and Disappointments; The Army in the Balkans; Wrangel and the Russian Emigres; The Angel of Mercy. Very good in lightly nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 60.00
Title: General Wrangel, 1878-1929 : Russia's White Crusader. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Leo Cooper, London, 1990, ISBN:0850528909:
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