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The Cossacks: An Illustrated History [Hardcover]

By John Ure (Author)
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The word "Cossack" conjures up different images to different people. To some, these ruthless riders from the steppes of Asia -- with their spectacular fur hats and flashing sabres -- are the romantic embodiment of dash and daring; to others, they are horsemen from hell -- alternately rebels against the Romanovs and vicious instruments of Tsarist repression. Both images are equally true.

Lavishly illustrated with 135 photographs, paintings, and lithographs, The Cossacks, by career diplomat and noted travel writer John Ure, traces the story of these great warriors from the time of Ivan the Terrible, through the uprisings of the Volga pirate Stenka Razin and the impostor Pugachev, to the harnessing of the Cossack Host to the Tsarist cause. He recounts their fearsome exploits in Napoleon's retreat from Moscow, in the conquest of the Caucasus and in the "Great Game" in Central Asia; how they split in the Russian Revolution between White interventionists and the Red Army; how Hitler lured many of them to turn against Russia during the Second World War, and how Stalin, in turn, persecuted them. And he explodes the long-held theory that the Cossacks are a purely historical phenomenon by detailing present-day activities of Cossacks in Bosnia, Chechnya, and elsewhere.

John Ure brings them vividly to life -- in dramatic words and pictures -- mining the most dramatic stories from the rich vein of Cossack legend and lore. The Cossacks emerge from this narrative in all their brilliant glory: dashing and cruel, unpredictable and immensely brave.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Overlook Hardcover
Pages   280
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.32" Width: 8.72" Height: 0.97"
Weight:   2.92 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 2, 2002
Publisher   Overlook Hardcover
Age  18
ISBN  158567138X  
ISBN13  9781585671380  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ure started his career with the British diplomatic service in Russia where he learned the language. He went on to be ambassador to Cuba, Brazil, and Sweden. He has also written eight travel books and historical biographies.

John Ure currently resides in Kent. John Ure was born in 1944.

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Author brings a lot of confusion into understanding of cossacks.  May 10, 2008
Author is telling a story of Russian cossacks who evolved from Ukrainians that fled into Don region after they were defeated by Russian tsarina Catherin, but he don't bother himself to dig deeper to find a historical truth. His story is heavily biased by Soviet and Russian propaganda that impute ancient Ukrainian history (including Cossack movement) to Russian empire.

If you want to know a real story about where cossacs are coming from, read "Ukraine: A History" by Orest Subtelny, or "A History of Ukraine" by Paul Robert Magocsi instead. You will get much more understanding of these fearless warrior's who were following democratic principles and who managed to stay autonomous for over 300 years.

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