White Eagle, Red Star : The Polish-Soviet War 1919-20

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Norman Davies
Format
Paperback | 352 pages
Dimensions
144.78 x 226.06 x 33.02mm | 453.59g
Publication date
01 Mar 2004
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Imprint
PIMLICO
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
8
ISBN10
0712606947
ISBN13
9780712606943
Bestsellers rank
171,040

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