New York: Stein and Day, 1975. First U.S. Edition. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. 422,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Index. Sticker residue on fep. DJ worn and soiled, price clipped and has tears. This is a compelling firsthand account of an extraordinary woman's experiences with the Russian Army in World War I. Florence Farmborough was a 27-year-old Englishwoman employed as a governess to a family in Moscow when war broke out. She volunteered with the Red Cross and found herself at the forefront of military events in Poland, Austria, and Rumania. She witnessed the effects of Lenin and Trotsky's bloody revolution, and of Russia's collapse into chaos and civil war. Illustrated with nearly fifty of Farmborough's stunning photographs, With the Armies of the Tsar is a remarkable chronicle of courage, discipline, and fortitude in the face of the warfare and political upheaval that destroyed Tsarist Russia and created the Soviet empire. Florence Farmborough FRGS (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, 15 April 1887 – 18 August 1978, Marple, Greater Manchester) was an author, photographer, nurse, teacher and university lecturer. Following the October Revolution and the disbandment of her Red Cross unit, she returned to England in 1918, traveling via Siberia, Vladivostok and the US, and crossing the Pacific on the same ship as Maria Bochkareva. During and after this journey she wrote a number of articles for The Times, which were based on what she had witnessed and experienced in Russia in the aftermath of the Bolshevik coup.
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New York, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. First American Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xvii, ,446 pages. Includes List of Maps, List of Illustrations, and Introduction. Part I Defeat. Part II Revolution and Counter-Revolution. Part III Imperial Collapse. The Epilogue includes The Post-War and Europe's Mid-Century Crisis, followed by Notes, Bibliography, Acknowledgments, and Index. The book also contains a list of maps, as well as a list of 31 illustrations. Robert Gerwarth (born 12 February 1976) is a German historian and author who specializes in European history, with an emphasis on German history. Since finishing a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Oxford, he has held fellowships at Princeton, Harvard, the NIOD (Amsterdam) and the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Western Australia. Gerwarth earned a master's degree in history and politics from Humboldt University of Berlin in 2000. In 2003, Gerwarth received his Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford. Gerwarth is currently Director of the Centre for War Studies at University College Dublin. He is also Head of the School of History, a position that has a three year duration, his term began in 2017. In 2008, Gerwarth debated Holocaust-denier David Irving on Irish television. Gerwarth has been commended for the thoroughness of his research on Reinhard Heydrich in his book Hitler's Hangman: The Life of Heydrich. Gerwarth is credited with dispelling several myths about Heydrich, verifying that Heydrich was not Jewish and that he was a relative latecomer to membership in the Nazi Party.
Paris, France: George V. Gordev, 1980. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 5.25 inches by 8.25 inches. 218,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is the story of the extraordinary fate of a class of midshipmen of the Russian Naval Academy in St. Petersburg. In 1917, at the beginning of the Russian Revolution, a class of midshipmen was sent to the Far East on a routine eight months training mission. This is the story of the next four years, as they supported themselves in commercial shipping and aided refugees. The book covers events that occurred between 1917-1921, and describes the war of life and attitudes in Indochina, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. Deprived of funds to carry out the training as planned, the cadets and their officers managed to provide the necessary means by engaging in coastal trade, carrying various cargos in the holds of their ship.
New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxiii, , 363,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Cover has wear and soiling. Front and rear boards have some weakness. Small embossed stamp from a stationary store on fep. Major General William Sidney Graves (27 March 1865 – 27 February 1940), United States Army, commanded American forces in Siberia during the Siberian Expedition, part of the Allied Intervention in Russia. Graves attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated on 12 June 1889. He served in the Spanish–American War in the Philippines until 1902. In 1918, he was given command of the 8th Infantry Division and sent to Siberia under direct orders from President Wilson. His orders were to remain strictly apolitical amidst a politically turbulent situation. Given some 7,000 soldiers in what was called the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia, he settled on the idea of making sure the Trans-Siberian railroad stayed operational and brought in a number of railroad experts to run the railway. His troops did not intervene in the Russian Civil War. U.S. forces operated the Trans-Siberian railroad for almost two years. The U.S. military did accomplish its main objective and the entire Czech Legion was evacuated out of Russia via Vladivostok. The last U.S. soldiers left Siberia April 1, 1920. Historian Benson Bobrick wrote of Graves: "In the whole sad debacle, he may have been the only honorable man." General Graves was promoted to the rank of major general on 11 July 1925, and retired from the army in 1928. He then wrote a book about his time in Siberia, entitled America's Siberian Adventure 1918-20.
Wayne, NJ: Avery Publishing Group Inc., 1986. First printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xv, 224 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Selected Bibliography. Chronology. Glossary. Index. This is one of The West Point Military History series. Thomas E. Greiss is the Series Editor. Highlighting/underlining. Name of previous owner present. Front cover creased. Some ink underlining and marginal comments noted. World War I marked the end of the old military order and the beginning of the era of mechanized warfare. This is a thorough examination of the campaigns of the “war to end all wars.” It analyzes the development of military theory and practice from the prewar period of Bismark's Prussia to the creation of the League of Nations.
Washington DC: The National Geographic Society, 1918. Presumed First Edition/First Printing thus. Wraps. [12 pages of advertisements], pages 219-312, [and 14 pages of advertisements] plus covers. Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some page soiling noted. National Geographic is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society. It has been published continuously since its first issue in 1888, nine months after the Society itself was founded. It primarily contains articles about geography, history, and world culture. The magazine is known for its extensive use of dramatic photographs. The magazine is published monthly, and additional map supplements are also included with subscriptions. On occasion, special editions of the magazine are issued.