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Author Sunderland, Willard, 1965- author

Title The baron's cloak : a history of the Russian Empire in war and revolution / Willard Sunderland
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 344 pages)
Contents Graz -- Estland -- St. Petersburg, Manchuria, St. Petersburg -- Beyond the Baikal -- The Black Dragon River -- Kobdo -- Warland -- The ataman's domain -- Urga -- Kiakhta -- Red Siberia
Summary "Baron Roman Fedorovich von Ungern-Sternberg (1885-1921) was a Baltic German aristocrat and tsarist military officer who fought against the Bolsheviks in Eastern Siberia during the Russian Civil War. From there he established himself as the de facto warlord of Outer Mongolia, the base for a fantastical plan to restore the Russian and Chinese empires, which then ended with his capture and execution by the Red Army as the war drew to a close. In The Baron's Cloak, Willard Sunderland tells the epic story of the Russian Empire's final decades through the arc of the Baron's life, which spanned the vast reaches of Eurasia. Tracking Ungern's movements, he transits through the Empire's multinational borderlands, where the country bumped up against three other doomed empires, the Habsburg, Ottoman, and Qing, and where the violence unleashed by war, revolution, and imperial collapse was particularly vicious ... Sunderland recreates Ungern's far-flung life and uses it to tell a compelling and original tale of imperial success and failure in a momentous time"-- Publisher's Web site
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-334) and index
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SUBJECT Ungern-Sternberg, Roman, 1885-1921.
Ungern-Sternberg, Roman, 1885-1921
Ungern-Sternberg, Roman, 1885-1921. fast (OCoLC)fst00174107
Subject Generals -- Russia -- Biography
Generals -- Soviet Union -- Biography
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Former Soviet Republics.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
SUBJECT Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921.
Siberia (Russia) -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921.
Mongolia -- History, Military -- 20th century
Russia -- Description and travel
Soviet Union -- Description and travel.
Subject Mongolia.
Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021694236
ISBN 9780801471063