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Re: Books on the Russian Civil War WWI and other wars
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2013, 08:14:39 PM »
Not a book but on the Aerodrome.com they have a posting on FA 27 flickr.com has a section "Der Vormarsch Der Flieger Abteilung 27 in Der Ukarine" Which contains a number of pictures of this unit in the Ukarine/South Russia in 1918. Includes pictures of Kiev, Rostov, Sebastopol, Yalta that some of you might find of interest.

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Re: Books on the Russian Civil War WWI and other wars
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2013, 02:52:21 PM »
Some others:
The Russian Imperial army 1796-1917 Roger Reese editor is a series of articals by historians on the Russian imperial army during this period> It includes David Jones article on the Life guards grenadier regiment and John Bushnell's article of the Russian armys officer corps
Between War and Revolution The Russian General Staff February- July 1917 Robert Feldman deals with the Russian armys high command and how it coped with the February 1917 revolution and it's aftermath. Let's just say they had some real problems.
Romanov Autumn Charlotte Zeepov contains a number of short one chapter bios of a number of the lesser Romanovs and what happened to them includes GDS Maria P (the elder), GD Dimtri P and his father GD Paul A , GD Serge A (Ella's husband) and others. Note : the book mentions the Italian Liner Rex being stopped by a U-boat in the early part of WW II. I don't think this incident happened.

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Re: Books on the Russian Civil War WWI and other wars
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2014, 02:56:31 PM »
More books:
"The Court of the Last Tsar" Greg King errata The Guare Equapage was formed in 1810 not 1867 and OTMA's regiments were regular line units not Guards units.
"The Fall of the Romanov's " Mark D. Steinburg & V.N. Karustled deals mainly with the IF post abdication period includes diarys ,letter and telegrams
"In the land of the White Death" Valerian Albanov a book written in 1917 that deals with a disaster of a Russian artic expedition

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War and Revolution in Russia 1914-1917 Basil Gurko memoirs of the general who for a brief period was Russian army chief of staff
"Survival Through war and revolution in Russia Dimitri F White Memoirs of a Russian naval officer
Germany and Revolution in Russia 1915-1917 Documents From the Archives of the german Foreign Ministry" Ed ZAM Zelman How the Germans aided the Russian Revolutionaries in WW I all in documents
Yashka my Life As Peasant, Excile and Soldier Maria Bochkareva memoirs of Russias most famous female soldier of WW I
Memoirs of Life in Old Russia ivan Stenbock-Ferman memoirs of a Count

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Re: Books on the Russian Civil War WWI and other wars
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2014, 04:51:24 PM »
Rasputin and the Jews, Dleia Colon deals with Rasputin efforts to help the Jews ect which is probably the real reason he was so hated ect.
Easter in Kishinev, Edward H Judge a short but excellent book on the Kishinev pogrom and the events leading up to it and anti-Semitism in Russia
Fontanka 16 Charles Aredo and Serge a Stepoed a good book on the tsarist secret police
The socialist Revolutionaries and the Russian anti-war movement 1914-1917 Michael Melacon a fine book on ths SRs and other groups and how their anti-war efforts helped bring down the Russian empire
archive.org has "Last days of the Romanovs" by George L Tleberg and Robert  Wilton 1920 not to be confused with the more recent book of the same name. Telbergs section has the tesemony of several witnesses in volved with the last days of the IF. The Wilton part some people will find offensive this man does not like Germans Bolsheviks and jews. He is covered in the book "File on the Tsar"

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Re: Books on the Russian Civil War WWI and other wars
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2014, 01:54:53 PM »
1915. Памятная книжка комитета ЕИВ ВК Татьяны Николаевны для оказания временной помощи пострадавшим от военных бедствий. Издана к 3 мая 1915 года., 226 стр., 25,66 Мб., PDF.

1915. Memorial book Committee EIV VC Tatiana Nikolaevna to provide temporary assistance to victims of military disasters. Published May 3, 1915., 226 pages, 25.66 MB., PDF.

http://book-olds.ru/BookLibrary/00206-Vedomstvo-Imperatritsyi-Marii/1915.-Pamyatnaya-knizhka-komiteta-EIV-VK-Tatyanyi-Nikolaevnyi-dlya-okazaniya-vremennoy-pomoschi-postradavshim-ot-voennyih-bedstviy.html

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Re: Books on the Russian Civil War WWI and other wars
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2014, 01:10:49 PM »
The book by Anthony Kröner on General Peter N. Wrangel. It is entitled "The White Knight of the Black Sea" and was published by Leuxenhoff Publishing, the Hague, Netherlands, ISBN: 978-90-72922-07-6.
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Re: Books on the Russian Civil War WWI and other wars
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2014, 05:09:58 PM »
Some more books sometime require a strong stomach to read:
"The Red Terror in Russia" Sergey P Melgovnov
"The Cheka Lenin's Political Police" George Legget
"The Black Book of Communism"

The German government has also put a lot of document, picture and film clips from WW I online this is from the Axis history forum's WW I section:
http://ersterweltkrieg.bundesarchive.de

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Re: Books on the Russian Civil War WWI and other wars
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2014, 12:05:32 PM »
Read them all, James. Leggett's book especially is a devastating revelation and critique of the Cheka.  A virtual must-read for those interested in the immediate post-Revolution period, and especially for anti-communists. As one of the latter, I can't say I was surprised by some of the revelations of Cheka practices and membership, but still... The Cheka truly did attract some of the most sadistic and often psychopathic specimens of the radical left. Even Chekists themselves  not infrequently feared and loathed  many of their number.

And if photos  reveal the soul or character of their  subjects (or lack thereof) a lot of  these Chekists were the lowest of the low, truly brutish , grotesque. Looking at some of the photos in Leggett, one can almost feel the terror they inspired.

 It's really saying something when Iron Felix (Dzerzhinsky) is among the more principled , humane , members of your organization. Remarkable, but true.

Well written book, too, bye the bye.
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Re: Books on the Russian Civil War WWI and other wars
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2014, 12:52:19 PM »
Another great book is "Russia's First World War: A Social and Economic History " by Peter Gatrell. I had to read it during my undergrad and always found it quite interesting

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Re: Books on the Russian Civil War WWI and other wars
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2014, 05:10:54 PM »
Gatrell's book is on one of my earlier posts. He also wrote the book "A Whole Empire Walking" dealing with refugees in Russia during WW I

S.A. Melgovnov's book "The Red Terror in Russia" is online at paulbogdanor.com in the section left wing blood baths. I just found this out from the axis history form some weeks after I got the book by interlibrary loan

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Re: Books on the Russian Civil War WWI and other wars
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2014, 09:25:00 PM »
Gatrell's book is on one of my earlier posts. He also wrote the book "A Whole Empire Walking" dealing with refugees in Russia during WW I
Sorry - Couldn't find it, that's why I posted it. My bad.

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Re: Books on the Russian Civil War WWI and other wars
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2014, 06:49:18 PM »
I stumbled upon in Amazon.com the new book "Grand Duke Nicholai Nikolaevich Supreme Commander of the Russian Army" by Paul Robinson. This is a bio of GD NN which looks quite good.

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Re: Books on the Russian Civil War WWI and other wars
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2014, 04:31:40 PM »
Some other books:
On the Tsarist PM Peter Stolypin:
Reminiscenes of my father peter A Stolypin, Maria Petrovona (Stolypina) Von Bock (His oldest daughter memoirs)
Peter Arkon'evich Stolypin Practical Politics in Late Tsarist Russia Mary Schaeffer
P.A. Stolypin Abraham Ascher

The Russian Civil war online at hathitrust.org or go to Admiral Alexander Kolckaks wiki bio
The White Armies of Russia George Stewart
America's Siberian Expedition 1918-1920 betty Miller

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Young Stalin Simon Sebag Montefiore the early life until late 1917 of future soviet dictator joseph Stalin. or Stalin as crime boss

Austria Hungary's last War 1914-1918 www.comroestudio.com/StanHanna the 8 volume Austro-Hungarian official history written between the world wars on line in both german and in English. For those of you who like real heavy duty historical reading from the Austrian rose-colored glasses view of WW I

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Re: Books on the Russian Civil War WWI and other wars
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2015, 02:24:53 PM »
two more:
Pogrom Anti Jewish violence in Modern Russian History John D Klein & Shlomo Lambroza deals with the Pogroms of 1881-3, 1903-6 and 1919 and the conditions on why they happened.
Civil Rights in Imperial Russia Olga Crisp & Linda Edmonson deals with the rights of the press, crime, women's rights, property rights, the police ect in the last decades of the Tsars

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Re: Books on the Russian Civil War WWI and other wars
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2015, 06:32:25 PM »
more on archive.org:
Features and Figures of the Past V.I. Gurko
Recolections of a Foreign Minister Alexander Isvolsky
Paul Mikiukov  a leader in the Duma and noted historian has 3 of his books online also see his wiki bio