Whisper of the Blade

Whisper of the Blade

Revolution, Mayhem, Betrayal, Glory and Death

Book - 2001
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Blackwell North Amer
Revolution brings tragedy, terror and heroism. Progressing from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, via the maladroit, overweight Louis XVI facing Robespierre; the Latino revolution of the picturesque Pancho Villa and the fate of a hunted, asthma-ridden Che Guevara; the patriotic Andreas Hofer, who dared to stand up to Napoleon; the ascetic Count Stauffenberg who bungled his attempt on Hitler's life; the murder of Rosa Luxemburg and the red triumvirate of Lenin-Trotsky-Stalin (with new evidence on who ordered the murder of the Tsar), the story weaves from patriotic ideals and revolutionary fervour to deceit and cold-blooded murder.
Erik Durschmied uses historical texts and eye-witness accounts as well as his own interviews to share his unique understanding of revolutionary events that have shaped the course of history.

Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2001
Description: 392 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780340770832
Branch Call Number: 909 Dur


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