Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Cossacks: Their History and Country

Book cover
By: (1873-1932)

Cossacks: Their History and Country by William Penn Cresson is an engaging and informative exploration of the rich history and culture of the Cossack people. The book delves into the origins of the Cossacks, tracing their roots back to the 15th century and detailing their evolution into the formidable warrior society they became known as.

Cresson provides a detailed account of the Cossacks' way of life, including their distinctive customs, traditions, and social structure. He also delves into their military prowess, highlighting their reputation as fierce and skilled fighters throughout history.

One of the strengths of the book is the author's ability to bring the Cossacks to life through vivid descriptions and engaging storytelling. Readers will find themselves drawn into the world of the Cossacks, gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of this unique and fascinating culture.

Overall, Cossacks: Their History and Country is a well-researched and well-written book that offers a comprehensive look at the Cossack people. It is a must-read for anyone interested in history, culture, or military history.

Book Description:
One of the earliest histories of the Cossacks to appear in English, with an emphasis on the exploits of famous Cossack leaders and Cossack struggles for political autonomy. Originally published in 1919.

From the Foreword: "It is the proudest boast of the Cossacks of today -- as of their forbears of the Ukraine -- that they have never been classed as serfs nor for a moment lost their freeman's instinct for the principles of liberty. While the peasants of North Russia were bowed in shameful submission to the Great Princes of Moscow and later to the 'dark forces' of the Tsar's court and the Baltic-German officialdom of the capital on the Neva, the history of the Cossack inhabitants of the southern steppes was a long epic of heroic resistance to the encroachments of autocracy." - Summary by Kazbek

Stream audiobook and download chapters

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books