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Title : Russia's Military Way to the West: Origins and Nature of Russian Military Power, 1700-1800
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ISBN : 9780710007971
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Russia's Military Way to the West: Origins and Nature of Russian Military Power, 1700-1800 Reviews

  • Jonathan
    2019-03-18 06:47

    An excellent if slightly dated history of Russia's involvement in the European wars of the 18th century and how her army was modernized to fight in these conflicts. This book is a classic and Duffy is one of the great experts on the Russian military. It still carries a whiff of the cold war but, in any event, it shouldn't be missed by those with any interest in the subject. It reads like a novel as well.

  • Sean Chick
    2019-02-26 00:47

    I started this book last year and then came back to finish it up. Duffy's prose is not my favorite, but this work is a detailed without going overboard. It is really about military policy, tactics, and how both were implemented in the military campaigns of the 1700s. The attempts to draw a line between Russia's experiences in the 1700s with those of the Cold War are half-baked. Otherwise, Duffy is a fair and insightful chronicler. His take on Tsar Paul in particular is a much needed corrective.