THE LION OF TASHKENT: The Career of General M.G. Cherniaev.
Athen, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1974. Terra cotta cloth. xx, 267,  pp. Fine copy. Orange dust jacket a bit sunned to spine, with one inch tear to upper inner corner of front panel, small external tape repair to head of spine, VG otherwise. Cherniaev was an important figure in 19th century Russia's imperialist expansion. He took the Central Asian city of Tashkent without authorization in 1865, and twice was governor of Turkestan (twice sacked for insubordination). In 1876 he became a hero for leading a Serbo-Russian army against the Ottoman Empire (he fervantly believed the South Slavs should become a part of Mother Russia and wanted to restore Christianity to Constantinople). Compared by some to America's General Custer Turgenev called him "a cheap copy of Garibaldi" and "one of the most worthless Russian types." This is the first full-length study of the general in any language.
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