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The Fox of the North: The Life of Kutuzov, General of War and Peace

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This biography is about General Kutuzov, commander of the Russian forces in 1805 and 1812 during two of the greatest battles of the Napoleonic Wars - Austerlitz and Borodino.

Letters and documents never previously translated from Russian contribute to making this book a fascinating examination of Kutuzov's military career.
Hardcover, 253 pages
Published 1976 by Peter Davies Limited
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This fairly short review of the life and career of Mikhail Kutuzov concentrates mostly on Austerlitz and the Russian campaign as would be expected. Austerlitz was a disaster for Russia and Austria--mainly because the Emperors Alexander and Francis would not listen to Kutuzov according to Parkinson. In fact, Alexander hated Kutuzov although I was never quite sure exactly why, however, in the 1812 crisis Alexander again turned turned to a 'true' Russian as opposed to 'suspect' Russians of foreign ...more
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Roger Parkinson (b 1939), military historian.

Parkinson has written several books on the Second World War, and in particular on Dunkirk, the Desert Campaign and Pearl Harbour, and has published biographies of famous commanders such as Blucher, Clausewitz, Kutuzov, Ludendorff and Zapata.

His papers include typescripts and drafts of books and articles, some of which were published under the pseudonym
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