Tuesday, June 29, 2010

In Deikin’s Russia and the Caucasus 1919-1920

by C. E. Bechhofer

A twentieth century Western travel account of Russia, focusing on aspects of the civil war. Useful for a position of contrast with the usual line of chronological approach I have for travel literature. As a piece of history this work is relatively useful, moderately gendered, fairly descriptive. Aa a piece of writing it’s a bit above normal for the type, being relatively varied and fast moving in its perspective. The direct layout of conflict undoubtedly heps give it a bit more force.

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