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Crimean War by Orlando Figes
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Oct 13, 2011

really liked it
Read from October 13 to 23, 2011

An excellent book for anyone interested in the Crimean War. The author does a great job of explaining the cause of the war and the events that lead up to it. He also does a nice job of not only explaining the high-level thinking and actions of the politicians and generals involved in the actual war but also provides a good account of what it was like for the average soldier. His final two chapters on how the countries involved in the war were shaped and how European history was changed by these events was also well done and gave me a new perspective on historical events. This book was well worth the time reading it and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in history.

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