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Warsaw 1920: Lenin'S Failed Conquest of Europe Paperback – 24 Mar 2014

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; UK ed. edition (13 March 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007225539
  • ISBN-13: 978-0697048400
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 118 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘The book I have most enjoyed this year…has the quality and excitement of the very best historical novel…marvellous.’ John Bayley, TLS (Book of the Year)

‘Zamoyski writes with thrilling immediacy and dramatic effect about a conflict of huge import that has been overlooked by almost everyone but the Poles themselves.’ Andrew Holgate, Sunday Times (Book of the Year)

'The mark of a great military historian is not only to do the battlefield descriptions and explain the tactics, but to give the political context and bring the characters of the commanders to life. Zamoyski manages it all in this concise and thrilling account of a forgotten war.' Daily Telegraph

'Zamoyski shows himself to be a master…across the battlefields [he] proves to be a sure-footed guide with a rare capacity for casting light into dark corners, to pierce the fog of war and to make what at first seems incomprehensible easy to understand …Zamoyski's battle pictures, indeed, are reminiscent of Tolstoy.' Spectator

'Elegant and fascinating … the bulk of the book is given over to a deft and gripping battle narrative …"Warsaw 1920" is battle history of the best kind.The international setting and the political context are gracefully sketched in, and Zamoyski integrates the voices of contemporaries to create a symphonic, three-dimensional chronicle.' Sunday Times

'A thorough, beautifully written account of one of the great turning-points in Europe's history … Zamoyski … writes with the dash of a Polish cavalry officer.' Independent

About the Author

Adam Zamoyski was born in New York, was educated at Oxford, and lives in London. A full-time writer, his books include ‘Paderewski’, ‘The Last King of Poland’,‘1812: Napoleon’s Fatal March on Moscow’, which was a Sunday Times bestseller, and ‘Rites of Peace: The Fall of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna’. He is married to the painter Emma Sergeant.

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