The Bloody White Baron

The Bloody White Baron

The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman Who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia

Book - 2009
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In the history of the modern world, there have been few characters more sadistic, sinister, and deeply demented as Baron Ungern-Sternberg. An anti-Semitic fanatic with a penchant for Eastern mysticism and a hatred of communists, Baron Ungern-Sternberg took over Mongolia in 1920 with a ragtag force of White Russians, Siberians, Japanese, and native Mongolians. While tormenting friend and foe alike, he dreamed of assembling a horse-borne army with which he would retake communist controlled Moscow.

In this epic saga that ranges from Austria to the Mongolian Steppe, historian and travel writer James Palmer has brought to light the gripping life story of a madman whose actions fore shadowed the most grotesque excesses of the twentieth century.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9780465014484
0465014488
Branch Call Number: 947.0841 UNGERN-S
Characteristics: xiii, 274p. : maps ; 25 cm.

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