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ARMS AND THE WOMAN: The Intimate Journal of a Baltic Nobleman in the Napoleonic Wars

by Uxkull, Boris

Condition: Good


New York: The Macmillan Company, (1966).. (1966).. Good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is bumped & lightly rubbed. The dust jacket is soiled & chipped with its spine & extremities darkened. 319 pages. Black-and-white portrait frontispiece & black-and-white illustrations, including 2 maps. Good. <p>With historical notes, foreword and epilogue by Detlev von Uexkull. Translated by Joel Carmichael. Baron Boris Uxkull was a supply officer in the Russian Army during the Napoleonic Wars. Some of the notable contemporaries who appear in his diaries are also encountered in Tolstoy's "War and Peace". Away from the battles, Uxkull writes extensively about interludes of "love and lust".


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