The sabres of paradise conquest and vengeance in the caucasus
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The Caucasus--a region of supreme natural beauty and fiercely proud warriors--has throughout history been characterized by violence and turmoil. During the Great Caucasus War of , the warring mountain tribes of Daghestan and Chechnya united under the charismatic leadership of the Muslim chieftain Imam Shamyl, the "Lion of Daghestan", and held at bay the invading Russian army for nearly 25 years. Lesley Blanch vividly recounts the epic story of their heroic and bloody struggle for freedom and the life of a man still legendary in the Caucasus. Lesley Blanch, , was at heart a nomad. She travelled extensively and adventurously throughout her extraordinary life although her great passion was always for the Middle East and Russia. Married to the French diplomat and writer, Romain Gary, for 18 years, Blanch became arts features editor of Vogue in the thirties and turned to writing and journalism soon after.
During the Great Caucasus War, the mountain tribes of Daghestan and Chechnya held at bay the invading Russian army, under the leadership of Imam Shamyl. Lesley Blanch recounts the epic story of their heroic and bloody struggle for freedom, and the life of a man still legendary in the Caucasus. Read more Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item
Many of the terms and some themes borrowed are readily apparent. The author writes in a now dated, 'grand A reprint of the original with a new introduction. Lesley Blanch. The Caucasus--a region of supreme natural beauty and fiercely proud warriors--has throughout history been characterized by violence and turmoil.
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Blanch attended St. Paul's Girls' School , Hammersmith from to A scholarly romantic, she would spend the greater part of her long life travelling about remote regions and recording them vividly in her books.
The Sabres of Paradise: Conquest and Vengeance in the Caucasus