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Autor: Leo Tolstoy|
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publisher date: 12/22/2005
Format: PDF, EPUB
File size: 9.52 MB
Description of the book "Hadji Murad (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)":With the resumption of Russia's military action in Chechnya in the 1990s, Hadji Murad gains new relevance, and anyone following global terrorism today will find Tolstoy's description of the nineteenth-century war all too familiar. The work provides a wealth of information about the Caucasus and on one of the most colorful figures of the nineteenth-century Russo-Caucasian war, the Avar chieftan, Hadji Maurad. Changing allegiances, inter-ethnic tensions, raids on villages, inaccurately reported war casualties, grieving mothers, and even the gruesome beheadings described so vividly in Hadji Murad still occur. Rarely are they described in prose as powerful PDF as Tolstoy's.
Leo Tolstoy was born in 1828 into Russian nobility. His start as a writer came in 1851, when he accompanied his brother to the Caucasus and spent four years in the army. His conduct on the battlefield was outstanding and in an 1851 letter (the same letter in which he first mentions Hadji Murad) he vowed to "assist with the aid of a cannon in destroying the predatory and turbulent Asiatics." He lived most of his life on the family estate he inherited, Yasnaya Polyana, south of Moscow, but at age eighty-two, he denounced his wealth and set PDF out on the road as a poor wanderer.