Crimea (Allen Lane History)

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This is the only book on the Crimean War anyone could need. It is lucid, well-written, alive and sensitive. Above all, it tells us why this neglected conflict and its forgotten victims deserve our remembrance (Oliver Bullough The Independent )

This is a heart-rending book ... its importance cannot be overestimated ... This book should be made compulsory reading in Russia today (Antony Beevor, Author Of 'stalingrad' )

A wonderful subject, on every level, and with Orlando Figes it has found the historian worthy of its width and depth (Norman Stone Standpoint )

Not only does Figes take care to tell the Russian side of the story where the fighting is concerned; he also gives a panoramic account of the political background, explaining the 'Eastern Question', the ambitions if the warmongering French ruler Napoleon III and, above all, the mentality of the Russian Tsars, Nicholas I and Alexander II, who began and ended the war ... An impressive piece of historical writing (Noel Malcolm Sunday Telegraph )

Orlando Figes ... is back doing what he does best - telling us things about Russia and the world that we did not know, and proving that they are important to our understanding of the world today ... With his deep understanding of Russia and its uncomfortable opposition in the world, Figes elegantly underlines how the cold war of the Soviet era froze over fundamental fault lines that had opened up in the 19th century (Angus Macqueen The Observer )

It is a fine stirring account, expertly balancing analysis with a patchwork of quotation from a wide variety of spectators and participants, together with an impressive narrative across the vast panoramic sweep of the war ... However, the book's true originality lies in its unravelling of the Crimean War's religious origins (Mark Bostridge Financial Times )

Keenly judged, vivid history of a bloody and pointless conflict ( Sunday Times Culture )

An exhaustively researched, beautifully written book (Saul David BBC History )

One of our most engaging narrative historians, Orlando Figes has produced with his latest book a rollickingly good account of a war that shocked mid-Victorian England ... intelligent and reliable history ... Figes is a stylish and compelling narrator (Lesley Chamberlain Literary Review )

An impressive piece of scholarship ... a concise portrait of the political situation of the time ( Telegraph Books of the Year 2010 )

While reading this excellent book I could not help but marvel at the many parallels with the present (Anne Applebaum Spectator )

A stellar historian. As ever, it mixes strong narrative pace, a grand canvas and compelling ideas about current geopolitical tensions (Tristram Hunt Observer Best Books of the Year: 2010 )

A sparkling and in passages brilliant account ... it stands amply and slendidly on its own two feet (David Hearst Guardian )

A first-class historian, as his splendid new book, an epic account of the Crimean War of 1853-56, amply demonstrates ( Daily Telegraph )

A model of wide-lens military history (Dan Jones The Times (Christmas books 2010) )

Wonderful ... an amazing panoramic view ... I've rarely read anything like it (Claire Tomalin )

A masterful account of lost and stolen lives ( Sunday Times )

Awesome ... one of the most unforgettable books I have ever read. I defy anyone to read it without weeping at its human suffering, cruelty and courage ... in this book these righteous heroes have their rightful memorial (Simon Sebag Montefiore Mail on Sunday )

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A wonderful subject, on every level, and with Orlando Figes it has found the historian worthy of its width and depth -- Norman Stone Standpoint Figes is a first class historian... [he] proves an excellent guide to the vagaries of the battlefield, the suffering of the ordinary soldiers and the way in which the war became a crucial part of late-Victorian patriotic mythology, contributing to a new ethos of muscular Christianity -- Dominic Sandbrook Daily Telegraph A complex tale, told vividly Economist Not only does Figes take care to tell the Russian side of the story where the fighting is concerned; he also gives a panoramic account of the political background, explaining the 'Eastern Question', the ambitions if the warmongering French ruler Napoleon III and, above all, the mentality of the Russian Tsars, Nicholas I and Alexander II, who began and ended the war ... An impressive piece of historical writing -- Noel Malcolm Sunday Telegraph Figes' new work will remind readers of his gifts, keen judgement and mastery of sources. I have read better books about the British Army's role, but none that sets the war in its international context so well -- Max Hastings Sunday Times Orlando Figes ... is back doing what he does best - telling us things about Russia and the world that we did not know, and proving that they are important to our understanding of the world today ... With his deep understanding of Russia and its uncomfortable opposition in the world, Figes elegantly underlines how the cold war of the Soviet era froze over fundamental fault lines that had opened up in the 19th century. -- Angus Macqueen The Observer This is the only book on the Crimean War anyone could need. It is lucid, well-written, alive and sensitive. Above all, it tells us why this neglected conflict and its forgotten victims deserve our remembrance. -- Oliver Bullough The Independent It is a fine stirring account, expertly balancing analysis with a patchwork of quotation from a wide variety of spectators and participants, together with an impressive narrative across the vast panoramic sweep of the war ... However, the books true originality lies in its unravelling of the Crimean War's religious origins. -- Mark Bostridge Financial Times An insightful analysis envinces the relevance of a Victorian conflict to today's ills -- A W Purdue Times Higher Education Keenly judged, vivid history of a bloody and pointless conflict Sunday Times Culture One of our most engaging narrative historians, Orlando Figes has produced with his latest book a rollickingly good account of a war that shocked mid-Victorian England ... intelligent and reliable history ... Figes is a stylish and compelling narrator. -- Lesley Chamberlain Literary Review an exhaustively researched, beautifully written book -- Saul David BBC History while reading this excellent book I could not help but marvel at the many parallels with the present -- Anne Applebaum Spectator a sparkling and in passages brilliant account ... it stands amply and slendidly on its own two feet. -- David Hearst Guardian a model of wide-lens military history -- Dan Jones The Times (Christmas books 2010) a stellar historian. As ever, it mixes strong narrative pace, a grand canvas and compelling ideas about current geopolitical tensions. -- Tristram Hunt Observer Best Books of the Year: 2010 impressive piece of scholarship ... a concise portrait of the political situation of the time Telegraph Books of the Year 2010

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