Russia

The Story of War
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Product Number: DD32758
Released: Jun 14, 2017
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ISBN: #9781541406094
Narrator/s: James Cameron Stewart
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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No nation is a stranger to war, but for Russians war is a central part of who they are. Their "motherland" has been the battlefield where some of the largest armies have clashed, the most savage battles have been fought, the highest death tolls paid. Having prevailed over Mongol hordes and vanquished Napoleon and Hitler, many Russians believe no other nation has sacrificed so much for the world. In Russia: The Story of War Gregory Carleton explores how this belief has produced a myth of exceptionalism that pervades Russian culture and politics and has helped forge a national identity rooted in war. While outsiders view Russia as an aggressor, Russians themselves see a country surrounded by enemies. Time and again, history has called upon Russia to play the savior-of Europe, of Christianity, of civilization itself-and its victories have come at immense cost. In this telling, even defeats lose their sting. Isolation becomes a virtuous destiny and the whole of its bloody history a point of pride. War is the unifying thread of Russia's national epic, one that transcends its wrenching ideological transformations. As Putin's Russia asserts itself in ever bolder ways, knowing how the story of its war-torn past shapes the present is essential to understanding its self-image and worldview.

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Author(s): Gregory Carleton
Narrator(s): James Cameron Stewart
Product Number Z100123746
Released: Jun 14, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541426092

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