White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish-Soviet War 1919-20
Random House, 30 квіт. 2011 р. - 320 стор.
Surprisingly little known, the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-20 was to change the course of twentieth-century history.
In White Eagle, Red Star, Norman Davies gives a full account of the War, with its dramatic climax in August 1920 when the Red Army - sure of victory and pledged to carry the Revolution across Europe to 'water our horses on the Rhine' - was crushed by a devastating Polish attack. Since known as the 'miracle on the Vistula', it remains one of the most decisive battles of the Western world.
Drawing on both Polish and Russian sources, Norman Davies illustrates the narrative with documentary material which hitherto has not been readily available and shows how the War was far more an 'episode' in East European affairs, but largely determined the course of European history for the next twenty years or more.
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LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - setnahkt - LibraryThing
This book is about a relatively little-known event in Eastern European history, the Polish-Soviet war of 1920. I previously reviewed Rising ‘44, another book about Poland by Norman Davies; the ... Читати огляд повністю
LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - xuebi - LibraryThing
Norman Davies' White Eagle, Red Star is still the definitive work on the Polish-Soviet War and it shows: expertly researched and well-written, Davies covers every angle of the war, from the Polish ... Читати огляд повністю