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Gustav Mannerheim was one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century and the only man to be decorated by both sides in both World Wars. He witnessed the coronation of the last Tsar, and he was both reprimanded for foolhardiness and decorated for bravery in the Russo-Japanese War. He spent two years undercover in Asia as an agent in the "Great Game," posing as a Swedish anthropologist, and then crossed China on horseback, stopping en route to teach the thirteenth Dalai Lama how to fire a pistol. After narrowly escaping the Bolsheviks in 1917, he arrived home to a newly independent Finland before leading the defence of his country in the Winter War.

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The amazing life of Gustav Mannerheim, a life tragically and heroically intertwined with the twentieth century.

About the Author

Has written many biographies of figures in Chinese history, including the First Emperor, Confucius, Empress Wu, the 'pirate king' Coxinga, Chairman Mao and Marco Polo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781906598266
Author:
Clements, Jonathan
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Finland History 20th century.
Subject:
Russo-japanese war, 1904-1905
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 BandW illustrations
Pages:
330
Dimensions:
8.8 x 5.6 x 1.2 in 19 oz

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