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Parry, Albert

Russian Cavalcade, a Military Record

Russian Cavalcade, a Military Record

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New York: Washburn, 1944. Stated second printing. Quarto in red and black illus jacket; 334 pages frontispiece, plates 23 cm; bibliographical references and index. Very good(+) with small bump to a board corner and tiny closed tear to spine head; in an about very good spine-sunned jacket with about an inch-long closed tear to front, well hidden in archival mylar. Hardcover.

Inscribed and signed by Parry in year of publication. ¶ Contents: pt. 1. The heroes of yore: The capture of Berlin -- Suvorov wins Italy -- Kutuzov expels Napoleon -- Tolstoy at Sevastopol -- Abe Lincoln's Cossack general -- Road to Constantinople -- Tokyo-bound -- Tsar's end, red dawn -- pt. 2. The new chiefs: Tukhachevsky: hero or traitor? -- Blukher: wasted talent -- Shaposhnikov: brain of victory -- Voroshilov: man of trust -- The lesser galaxy -- pt. 3. The people in arms: The god of war and moving forts -- Soldiers of the air -- Horsemen of the Steppe -- Stalingrad: triumph of infantry. ¶ "Parry, born Abraham Josipovich Paretsky in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, was professor of Russian civilization and language at Colgate University. After the Russian Revolution he became a sailor in the Russian Merchant Marine and emigrated in 1921 to the United States, settling in New York City's Greenwich Village. There he wrote for periodicals. At the University of Chicago, he earned an A.B. in 1935, and his Ph.D. in history in 1938, taught there briefly and at Northwestern University. He was editor of Consolidated Book Publishers during his in Chicago years and a research director of radio broadcasts for the Chicago Sun. Parry founded Colgate University's Russian studies program, the first undergraduate program of its kind in America. In 1971, Parry retired from Colgate. He died in Los Angeles at age 91." Parry, Albert, 1901-1992. Soviet Union -- History, Military. URSS -- Histoire militaire. Soviet Union. Russia -- History, Military.

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