Roman Ungern von Sternberg was a Baltic aristocrat, a violent, headstrong youth posted to the wilds of Siberia and Mongolia before the First World War. After the Bolshevik Revolution, the Baron - now in command of a lethally effective rabble of cavalrymen - conquered Mongolia, the last time in history a country was seized by an army mounted on horses. He was a Kurtz-like figure, slaughtering everyone he suspected of irreligion or of being a Jew. And his is a story that rehearses later horrors in Russia and elsewhere. James Palmer's book is an epic recreation of a forgotten episode and will establish him as a brilliant popular historian.
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|Antall sider||288||Dimensjoner||12,6cm x 19,8cm x 1,8cm|
|Vekt||232 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||European history, Biography: historical, political & military, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000|