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In the Service of the Tsar Against Napoleon: The Memoirs of Denis Davidov, 1806-1814 Hardcover – Aug 1 1999

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal (Aug. 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853673730
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853673733
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,685,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Before World War II, it was the campaign to expel Napoleon from Russia in 1812 that was deemed the great patriotic struggle in Russian history. Troubetzkoy, a Florida resident, has written extensively on the Napoleonic wars. In editing the memoirs of Davidov, he provides an invaluable view of some critical campaigns from a Russian perspective. Davidov served as a partisan during the 1812 campaign, and his memoirs are characterized by a chilling intensity that fully conveys the savagery of the fighting. While his observations are inevitably one-sided and occasionally self-serving, they still display a deep understanding of the irony and even futility of war. This is a deeply stirring account of one man's experiences during one of the most important epochs in European history. Jay Freeman


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