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Whisper of the Blade

Whisper of the Blade

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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Genre: Humanities / History / Military History

On Sale: 11th April 2013

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781444769678


A remarkable sense of being on the scene when the political process yields to paroxysm
Kirkus Reviews
Durschmied writes wonderfully fluid and engaging accounts
Publishers Weekly