The Crimean War

A History
The Crimean War: A History. Metropolitan: Holt. Apr. 2011. 608p. ISBN 9780805074604. $35.
Essentially a three-way clash among the British, Turkish, and Russian empires, the Crimean War was famed for military incompetence (think the Charge of the Light Brigade), heroism (think Florence Nightingale), and extraordinary ferocity (nearly a million soldiers and an untold number of civilians died). Wolfson History Prize winner Figes, an expert in Russian history noted for sprightly gems like Natasha's Dance, should do well here. With a national tour.

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