Saturday, January 02, 2010
Revolution and Intervention: The French Government and the Russian Civil War, 1917-1919 by Michael Carley
Revolution and Intervention: The French Government and the Russian Civil War, 1917-1919 by Michael Carley a little light reading over the holidays. OK maybe not. Scholarly book on French policy towards the Russian revolution and civil war. It was pretty incoherent between economic interests who wanted to back the Whites and the politicians for the most part who wanted to cut deals with the Reds. There's extensive use of archival sources and papers of the relevant officials. It would help to have a working knowledge of the conflict and Czech legion before starting out.