The Bloody White Baron

Author(s): James Palmer


The astonishing lost story of the insane mystic who conquered Mongolia in 1920 and led a cavalry army against the Bolsheviks in Moscow.

Roman Ungern von Sternberg was a Baltic aristocrat, a violent, headstrong youth posted to the wilds of Siberia and Mongolia before the First World War.
After the Bolshevik Revolution, the Baron - now in command of a lethally effective rabble of cavalrymen - conquered Mongolia, the last time in history a country was seized by an army mounted on horses. He was a Kurtz-like figure, slaughtering everyone he suspected of irreligion or of being a Jew. And his is a story that rehearses later horrors in Russia and elsewhere.

James Palmer's book is an epic recreation of a forgotten episode and will establish him as a brilliant popular historian.


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General Fields

  • : 9780571230242
  • : 68139
  • : 68139
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James Palmer
  • : Paperback
  • : 5-Sep