The Crimean War by Orlando Figes
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The Crimean War Summary
The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingalethese are the enduring icons of the Crimean War. Less well-known is that this savage war (1853-1856) killed almost a million soldiers and countless civilians; that it enmeshed four great empiresthe British, French, Turkish, and Russianin a battle over religion as well as territory; that it fixed the fault lines between Russia and the West; that it set in motion the conflicts that would dominate the century to come.
Original, magisterial, alive with voices of the time, The Crimean War is a historical tour de force whose depiction of ethnic cleansing and the West's relations with the Muslim world resonates with contemporary overtones. At once a rigorous, original study and a sweeping, panoramic narrative, The Crimean War is the definitive account of the war that mapped the terrain for today's world..
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"Starred Review. Fascinating...Narrative history at its best, with patient unfolding of events unknown and forgotten--but that have consequences even today. A thoroughly impressive book." - Kirkus
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Orlando Figes Author Biography
Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and the author of six books, which have been translated into more than twenty languages.
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