Sevastopol’s Wars: Crimea from Potemkin to Putin by Mungo Melvin CB OBE

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Read Sevastopol’s Wars: Crimea from Potemkin to Putin Online Free - Founded by Catherine the Great, the maritime city of Sevastopol has been fought over for centuries. Crucial battles of the Crimean War were fought on the hills surrounding the city, and the memory of this stalwart defense inspired those who fruitlessly battled the Germans during World War II. Twice the city has faced complete obliteration, yet twice it has risen, phoenix-like, from the ashes.

In this groundbreaking volume, award-winning author Mungo Melvin explores how Sevastopol became the crucible of conflict over three major engagements--the Crimean War, the Russian Civil War, and World War II--witnessing the death and destruction of countless armies, yet creating the indomitable "spirit of Sevastopol." By weaving together first-hand interviews, detailed operational reports and battle analysis, Melvin manages to create a rich tapestry of history.

Title : Sevastopol’s Wars: Crimea from Potemkin to Putin
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ISBN : 1472807944
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 432 pages


Jean rated it ★★★★☆

September 01, 2017

Crimea is one of the most fought-over pieces of ground in recent history. I thought I would read the history of the Crimea to obtain more understanding of the area considering the ongoing risk of war in the region again. Catherine the Great had annexed the strategic peninsula on the north end of t...

Jonathan rated it ★★★★★

February 14, 2017

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from NetGalley. Crimea is a hot-button topic in the world, obviously. Russian forces, spearheaded by “little green men” manning armed checkpoints, invaded—and Russia subsequently annexed—the peninsula in March 2014. This was in response to a pro-we...

Diana rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 03, 2017

Book received from NetGalley. Parts of this book I thought were great especially the earlier history of Crimea. I think my issue with the rest of it I believe was the time frame it was set in. I do think we need to read books on Putin to see what he could be capable of, but anything that takes pla...

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