White terror : Cossack warlords of the Trans-Siberian (eBook, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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White terror : Cossack warlords of the Trans-Siberian

White terror : Cossack warlords of the Trans-Siberian

Author: Jamie Bisher
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
This is the gripping story of a forgotten Russia in turmoil, when the line between government and organized crime blurred into a chaotic continuum of kleptocracy, vengeance and sadism. It tells the tale of how, in the last days of 1917, a fugitive Cossack captain brashly led seven cohorts into a mutinous garrison at Manchuli, a squalid bordertown on Russia's frontier with Manchuria. The garrison had gone Red,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie Bisher
ISBN: 9780203341865 0203341864 9781135765965 1135765960 9781135765910 113576591X 9781135765958 1135765952 9780714656908 0714656909 9780415571340 0415571340
OCLC Number: 826514988
Description: 1 online resource (534 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Chapter 1 Prelude to terror: Creation--November 1917 --
chapter 2 Revolution and Red Terror: November 1917-May 1918 --
chapter 3 Counterrevolution: May-October 1918 --
chapter 4 The White Terror begins: October 1918-December 1918 --
chapter 5 Rodomontade and girls with diamonds: January-April 1919 --
chapter 6 White Terror on the Magistral: May-September 1919 --
chapter 7 The White collapse begins: Summer 1919-January 1920 --
chapter 8 Red onslaught: January-April 1920 --
chapter 9 White-Japanese resurgence, panic and disaster --
chapter 10 Götterdämmerung: October 1920-November 1922 --
chapter 11 Diaspora, manchurian revival and legacy.
Responsibility: Jamie Bisher.
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This book details the frenzied rise and fall of a handful of Cossack junior officers led by Captain Grigori Semionov, who established themselves as warlords in Siberia during Russia's violent  Read more...


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"In historical studies as in legend, says Bisher, the Cossacks tend to appear as shadowy barbarians in the corner of the eye rather than as central players. An American veteran of international Read more...

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