Norman Davies (kindle or Pdf) White Eagle Red Star The Polish Soviet War 1919 20

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Most crucial conflicts of the Western world Drawing on both Polish and Russian sources Norman Davies shows how this war was a pivotal event in the course of European history. I m really not all that impressed with this book However it also happens to be the only book that I know of that deals with the entire Polish Soviet War of 1919 1921 which makes it by default a must have book for anyone who wants to know about it The writing is somewhat dryOne thing many history authors like to do is use a French term here and there without explaining what the term means I ve read and looked up enough of these terms over the years to understand them whenever I see them Mr Davies takes it to a different level though He ll occasionally use entire French sentences and not bother to give the reader a translation It happened enough that after a while I would just skip over themAmong all military history books I ve read this ranks in the lower third but since the book is so uniue I feel a need to have a copy of it because there is no alternativeI am editing this re The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy m really not all that impressed with this book However it also happens to be the only book that I know of that deals with the entire Polish Soviet War of 1919 1921 which Complete Amber Sourcebook makes it by default a Jadę sobie. Azja. Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet must have book for anyone who wants to know about it The writing is somewhat dryOne thing Sweet Alien (Reestrian Mates, many history authors like to do is use a French term here and there without explaining what the term Detective Wanda Wolfe means I ve read and looked up enough of these terms over the years to understand them whenever I see them Mr Davies takes it to a different level though He ll occasionally use entire French sentences and not bother to give the reader a translation It happened enough that after a while I would just skip over themAmong all Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości military history books I ve read this ranks in the lower third but since the book is so uniue I feel a need to have a copy of it because there is no alternativeI am editing this re

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White Eagle Red Star The Polish Soviet War 1919 20

Of victory and pledged to carry the Revolution across Europe was crushed by a devastating Polish attack Since known as “The Miracle of the Vistula” it remains one of the. White Eagle Red Star is one of four books written by Norman Davies thathave dramatically altered the way Westerners and Poles have come to view the history of Poland The other three are God s Playground Rising 44 and Microcosm This succinct volume tells how Josef Pilsudki recreated Poland after 125 years in which it had been partitioned between Austria Germany and Russia He then defended it against a communist invasion from RussiaPilsudski is venerated in Poland as the founder of the modern state In the west he has been accorded scant respect and wrongly accused of many sins that he was entirely innocent of Pilsudki was born into a minor noble family in was now part of Lithuania He started his career as a communist where he showed a great deal of skill providing funds for the Russian communist party by robbing trains Unfortunately he was close enough to Lenin s brother that w

Summary White Eagle Red Star The Polish Soviet War 1919 20

In White Eagle Red Star distinguished historian Norman Davies gives us a full account of the Polish Soviet War with its dramatic climax in August 1920 when the Red Army sure. Competent telling of the Russo Polish war of 191920 A little too much military detail and poor maps let it down somewhat in my view It reads and feels like a graduate thesis rather than a book for the general readerPlucky Poland gives the Red Army a bloody nose in a strange war that both sides blunder into and flail about in A war of sweeping advance strategic overreach and dramatic retreat featuring the last major cavalry exchanges on European soil A battle for survival for Poland one that had to be won and was Victory saved Poland for a generation yet led to the dictatorship of Pilsudski and engendered an inflated sense of securityPoland was left alone to manage whilst the French and British looked the other way all the time making vague noises of encouragement A kind of rehearsal for 1939 in a way A different and tragic result that time though less


10 thoughts on “White Eagle Red Star The Polish Soviet War 1919 20

  1. says:

    Remember pepole POLAND WAS POWERFUL FOR CENTURIES and even after and during partitions and world wars POLAND saved Western Europe From Tatars Turks and in 1920 Lenin's global ambitions Just saying;

  2. says:

    Competent telling of the Russo Polish war of 191920 A little too much military detail and poor maps let it down somewhat in my view It reads and feels like a graduate thesis rather than a book for the general reade

  3. says:

    I'm doing a presentation on this war for my tenth grade European history class and this book proved very helpful I didn't know beans about this war and only came across it in some reference bookThis is a reasonably well w

  4. says:

    A good well written if unfortunately slightly out of date history of the Polish Soviet 1919 1922 war The book's main failing lies in not providi

  5. says:

    White Eagle Red Star is one of four books written by Norman Davies thathave dramatically altered the way Westerners and Poles have come to view the history of Poland The other three are God's Playground Rising 44 and Micr

  6. says:

    White Eagle – Red Star The Polish Soviet War 1919 20 by Norman Davies“An energetic conduct of war strengthens the national character; by contrast wars conducted over a long time and lamely entail the greatest material losses and moral dama

  7. says:

    Excellent doctoral dissertation written in the early 1970s by the now top Polish historian writing in English It has all the problems of a dissertation but one can see even at that early stage the strength of Davies as a writer and historian

  8. says:

    This is the history of a little known war between the new Soviet state and the first free Poland state in several centuries Unlike WWI in the West this was a war of movement rather than static trench warfare This was a peculiar war in which there were still huge cavalry engagement between Poles and Russians Ironically tanks and aircraft we

  9. says:

    I'm really not all that impressed with this book However it also happens to be the only book that I know of that deals with the entire Polish Soviet War of 1919 1921 which makes it by default a must have book for anyone who wants to know about it The writing is somewhat dryOne thing many history authors like to do is use a French t

  10. says:

    A well written and balanced history of the Polish Russian war of 1919 20 Davies' presents the conflict clearly while esta

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