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The Resource Dreams of a great small nation : the mutinous army that threatened a revolution, destroyed an empire, founded a republic, and remade the map of Europe, Kevin J. McNamara

Dreams of a great small nation : the mutinous army that threatened a revolution, destroyed an empire, founded a republic, and remade the map of Europe, Kevin J. McNamara

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Dreams of a great small nation : the mutinous army that threatened a revolution, destroyed an empire, founded a republic, and remade the map of Europe
Title
Dreams of a great small nation
Title remainder
the mutinous army that threatened a revolution, destroyed an empire, founded a republic, and remade the map of Europe
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Kevin J. McNamara
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Mutinous army that threatened a revolution, destroyed an empire, founded a republic, and remade the map of Europe
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Summary
In 1917, two empires that had dominated much of Europe and Asia teetered on the edge of the abyss, exhausted by the ruinous cost in blood and treasure of the First World War. As Imperial Russia and Habsburg-ruled Austria-Hungary began to succumb, a small group of Czech and Slovak combat veterans stranded in Siberia saw an opportunity to realize their long-held dream of independence. While their plan was audacious and complex, and involved moving their 50,000-strong army by land and sea across three-quarters of the earth's expanse, their commitment to fight for the Allies on the Western Front riveted the attention of Allied London, Paris, and Washington. On their journey across Siberia, a brawl erupted at a remote Trans-Siberian rail station that sparked a wholesale rebellion. The marauding Czecho-Slovak Legion seized control of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and with it Siberia. In the end, this small band of POWs and deserters, whose strength was seen by Leon Trotsky as the chief threat to Soviet rule, helped destroy the Austro-Hungarian Empire and found Czecho-Slovakia
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McNamara, Kevin J
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non fiction
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  • Legie česká
  • Velikai︠a︡ Sibirskai︠a︡ magistralʹ
  • Legie ruská
  • Legie ruská
  • Allied Intervention in the Soviet Union (1918-1920)
  • Czechoslovakia
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Military deserters
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Soviet Union
  • Czechoslovakia
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • History
  • Soviet Union
  • Czech Republic
  • Czech Republic
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Soviet Union
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Russia
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Dreams of a great small nation : the mutinous army that threatened a revolution, destroyed an empire, founded a republic, and remade the map of Europe, Kevin J. McNamara
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-379) and index
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Contents
Losing a great war -- Under enemy eyes -- Inside enemy lands -- Masaryk's exile -- Russia unravels -- The odyssey begins -- The seizure of Siberia -- The ambivalent intervention -- The moment of truth -- The view from Siberia
Control code
945215281
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 395 pages
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9781610394840
Lccn
2016930908
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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99967051476
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maps
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(OCoLC)945215281
Label
Dreams of a great small nation : the mutinous army that threatened a revolution, destroyed an empire, founded a republic, and remade the map of Europe, Kevin J. McNamara
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Losing a great war -- Under enemy eyes -- Inside enemy lands -- Masaryk's exile -- Russia unravels -- The odyssey begins -- The seizure of Siberia -- The ambivalent intervention -- The moment of truth -- The view from Siberia
Control code
945215281
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 395 pages
Isbn
9781610394840
Lccn
2016930908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record encoding level change
Other control number
99967051476
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)945215281

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