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Whisper of the Blade
Erik Durschmied

Classification : Military History
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Coronet
Page Extent : 400
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340770849
Price : 499

About the book
Revolution brings tragedy, terror and heroism. Using historical texts and eye witness accounts as well as his own interviews, Erik Durschmied shares his unique understanding of revolutionary events that have shaped the course of history. His curiosity and amazement are reflected in the pages as is his irreverence for the conventional recitation of history. Progressing from the 18th to the 20th century, Durschmied provides a remarkable snapshot of the French Revolution; the Red October rising in Russia; Operation Walküre in Germany; Che Guevara's exploits; the rise and fall of Emperor Hirohito in Japan and the fall of the Shah of Iran in these powerful stories

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Durschmied gets stuck straight into the gore
His vivid descriptions of battles explain all.
This entertaining book considers the errors and incidents that have shaped the world as we know it rather than as we planned it might be.
His tales of mayhem and confusion can be gripping, informative and genuinely idea-provoking. He reveals again and again, the casual impact of happenstance.
Durschmeid brings an eye for the telling detail.
     
Erik Durschmied
Erik Durschmied was born in Vienna in 1930. After the Second World War he emigrated to Canada. A television war correspondent for the BBC and CBS, Durschmied covered every major crisis including Vie...(+)
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