The bloody white baron: the extraordinary story of the Russian nobleman who became the last khan of Mongolia
In the history of the modern world, there have been few characters more sadistic, sinister, and deeply demented as Baron Ungern-Sternberg. An anti-Semitic fanatic with a penchant for Eastern mysticism and a hatred of communists, Baron Ungern-Sternberg took over Mongolia in 1920 with a ragtag force of White Russians, Siberians, Japanese, and native Mongolians. While tormenting friend and foe alike, he dreamed of assembling a horse-borne army with which he would retake communist controlled Moscow.
In this epic saga that ranges from Austria to the Mongolian Steppe, historian and travel writer James Palmer has brought to light the gripping life story of a madman whose actions fore shadowed the most grotesque excesses of the twentieth century.
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|author||Palmer, James, 1978-|
|display_description||Historian James Palmer relates the story of meglomaniac Baron Freiherr Roman Nikolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg, an anti-Bolshevik German Russian reactionary who in 1920 led a lethally effective rabble of cavalrymen in a grand but shortlived campaign to unify the Mongul people while at the same time frightening the Russians and slaughtering everyone he suspected of irreligion or of being a Jew.|
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|record_details||ils:.b13018322|Book|Books||English|Basic Books,|2009.|xiii, 274 p. : maps ; 24 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Mongolia -- History, Military -- 20th century, Siberia (Russia) -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921|
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|title_full||The bloody white baron : the extraordinary story of the Russian nobleman who became the last khan of Mongolia / James Palmer|
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|title_sub||the extraordinary story of the Russian nobleman who became the last khan of Mongolia|