Russia Against Napoleon

Princeton’s David A. Bell reviews Dominic Lieven’s new Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace in the New Republic. While critical of some aspects of the work, and ambivalent about others, Bell acknowledges the “heroic job of research that [Lieven] has brought off. He has explored a wealth of new archival material (some of it only available since the fall of the Soviet Union), and his book will stand as the definitive account of the Russian war effort unless and until other historians go through the same material and reach different conclusions.”

Published in: on May 13, 2010 at 2:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

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