In July 1918, as the carnage of World War I continued, President Woodrow Wilson deployed U.S. troops to join other Allied forces in civil war-ravaged Russia. Ostensibly a mission to guard czarist military supplies and the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the true purpose of the Allied intervention was to help topple the nascent Bolshevik government.
Dispatched to some of the most remote regions of the Russian wilderness-from the frigid port city of Archangel to Lake Baikal to Vladivostok-the U.S. troops encountered fierce resistance from Red Army units, partisans, and peasants. Using previously classified official records and the letters and diaries of Americans who served there, Robert L. Willett describes the suffering of the hundreds of American soldiers who fought and died in subzero conditions, both in combat and from disease. Expertly researched and provocatively written, this book is the first to describe in detail the experiences of the American doughboys who fought in this little-known campaign-a tragically misguided military action that established a legacy of distrust that defined U.S.-Soviet relations for the next seven decades.
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The doughboys' view of America's little-known and ill-fated military campaigns agains the BolsheviksAbout the Author:
Robert L. Willett is a military historian and the author of two well-received books on the American Civil War, One Day of the Civil War: America in Conflict, April10, 1863 (described by Publishers Weekly as "cleverly conceived and consistently engrossing" and The Lightning Mule Brigade: The Story of Streight's Raid. A resident of Cocoa Beach, Florida, he has traveled extensively in the Russian Far East as a member of the Citizens Democracy Corps.
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