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A Nasty Little War


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Anna Reid is a historian and journalist. Her previous books are Borderland: a Journey through the History of Ukraine, now in its fourth edition, The Shaman's Coat: a Native History of Siberia, and Leningrad: Tragedy of a City under Siege, 1941-44, which was shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and has been translated into eighteen languages. She is a former Kyiv correspondent for The Economist, and a trustee of the Ukrainian Institute London.


Reid brilliantly depicts the disastrous failure of our intervention in the "Russian" civil war. The atmosphere, the characters, the absurdity are all there
*Antony Beevor*

In witty, elegant prose, Anna Reid uncovers the true story of the West's failed and forgotten attempt to reverse the Bolshevik revolution. Excellent background to today's events
*Anne Applebaum*

Britain's most forgotten war, brilliantly remembered
*Simon Jenkins*

Reid brings this little-known period thrillingly back to life . . . A vivid and sparkling account, full of colour and dark drama
*The Observer*

Chillingly original
*Max Hastings, 'Pick of the Week', The Times*

Elegantly written, and drawing on extensive archival research . . . This remarkable book is simultaneously comic and horrifying
*BBC History Magazine, Books of the Year*

Unusually entertaining
*London Review of Books*

Thoroughly researched, stylish and entertaining
*Financial Times*

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