Toronto: Macmillan of Canada / Maclean-Hunter Press, 1976.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. Item #10432
Light tone, bookplate on front paste-down, otherwise light wear; Dust Jacket 1" spine edge tear, small chips, light wear. Crisp hardcover. ; "This is not a book about the Russian civil war, nor is it about the Allied intervention in general. Rather, it is an attempt to describe why and how Canada became involved. It tells how decisions were made in London and Ottawa that resulted in Canadian troops and government officials going to Russia during the civil war. It also attempts to convey something of how it must have felt to be sent to Russia at that time, whether as a general commanding an infantry brigade in Siberia or as a frost-bitten gunner in northern Russia fighting off persistent Bolshevik attacks. So the book has a dual purpose: to explain why certain decisions were made at the centre and to describe what is was like down the line when the time came to try to implement those decisions, which were frequently rash and almost always based on inadequate information." - Preface. ; viii, (3), 301 pages.
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