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Through Russian Snows

Through Russian Snows by George Alfred Henty

"Through Russian Snows" is a thrilling historical novel that takes readers on a captivating journey through the harsh winter landscape of Russia. The author, George Alfred Henty, expertly weaves together a gripping tale of courage, loyalty, and adventure set against the backdrop of the Crimean War.

The protagonist, Harry, is a brave and resourceful young soldier who finds himself caught up in the conflict between the British and Russian armies. As he faces numerous challenges and dangers, Harry's determination and quick thinking are put to the test as he navigates the treacherous terrain and confronts enemies on all sides.

Henty's attention to detail and vivid descriptive writing truly bring the frozen landscape to life, making the reader feel as though they are right there alongside Harry as he battles the elements and enemies. The pacing of the story is fast-paced and engaging, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat throughout.

Overall, "Through Russian Snows" is a riveting historical adventure that will appeal to readers of all ages. Henty's masterful storytelling and vivid imagination make this novel a must-read for anyone looking for a thrilling and immersive reading experience.

Book Description:
There are few campaigns that, either in point of the immense scale upon which it was undertaken, the completeness of its failure, or the enormous loss of life entailed, appeal to the imagination in so great a degree as that of Napoleon against Russia. Fortunately, we have in the narratives of Sir Robert Wilson, British commissioner with the Russian army, and of Count Segur, who was upon Napoleon's staff, minute descriptions of the events as seen by eye-witnesses, and besides these the campaign has been treated fully by various military writers. I have as usual avoided going into details of horrors and of acts of cruelty and ferocity on both sides, surpassing anything in modern warfare, and have given a mere outline of the operations, with a full account of the stern fight at Smolensk and the terrible struggle at Borodino. I would warn those of my readers who may turn to any of the military works for a further history of the campaign, that the spelling of Russian places and names varies so greatly in the accounts of different writers, that sometimes it is difficult to believe that the same person or town is meant, and even in the narratives by Sir Robert Wilson, and by Lord Cathcart, our ambassador at St. Petersburg, who was in constant communication with him, scarcely a name will be found similarly spelt. I mention this, as otherwise much confusion might be caused by those who may compare my story with some of these recognized authorities, or follow the incidents of the campaign upon maps of Russia. (Introduction by G.A.Henty)

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Reviews (Rated: 1 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - October 3, 2013
Subject: reading
The book is probably very interesting, but the reading was terrible.

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