The word "Cossack" conjures up different images to different people. To some, these ruthless riders from the steppes of Asia are the romantic embodiment of dash and daring; to others, they are horsemen from hell - alternately rebels against the Romanovs and vicious instruments of Tsarist repression. As John Ure demonstrates in this lavishly illustrated volume, both images are equally true, and he brings them to life, mining the most dramatic stories from the rich vein of Cossack legend and lore.
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Sir John Ure started his diplomatic career in Russia and went on to be ambassador to countries as diverse as Cuba, Brazil, and Sweden. He has written six books of travel and historical biography. For the past eight years he has been chairman of the judges of the prestigious Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book of the Year award. He is a regular contributor to both the Times Literary Supplement and the Sunday Telegraph. He frequently visits Russia and Central Asia as a guest lecturer.
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Descripción Constable, London, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. Plates plus map Ilustrador. 1st Edition. New. Nº de ref. de la librería 018743