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The Crimean War by Orlando Figes.. Apart from Florence Nightingale, you’ve probably heard almost nothing about the Crimean War, so time to read up. European adventures into Afghanistan and Iran, anyone? Been there...

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"A stellar historian. As ever, Figes mixes strong narrative pace, a grand canvas and compelling ideas about current geopolitical tensions."

The Observer

"A complex tale, told vividly by Figes."

The Economist

Author bio: Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. Born in London in 1959, he graduated with a Double-Starred First from Cambridge University, where he was a Lecturer in History and Fellow of Trinity College from 1984 to 1999. More information can be found here:

Book Details: History; (576 pp. Edifying: Kindle/Print editions)

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