|Title||:||Russia's Military Way to the West: Origins and Nature of Russian Military Power, 1700-1800|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Russia's Military Way to the West: Origins and Nature of Russian Military Power, 1700-1800 Reviews
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.
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.