Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
Transcription THE WAR IN THE EAST.
THE
RUSSO-TURKISH CAIIPAIGNS
OF
1828 AND 1829;
WITH A VIEW OF THE PRESEN.T STATE OF AFFAIRS IN THE EAST.
BY COLONEL CHESNEY; R. Vii., D. C.L., F. R. S.
AUTHOR OF THE EXPEDITION FOR THE SURVEY OF THE RIVERS EUPHRATES AND TIGRIS.
With an Appendix, containing the Diplomatic Correspondence and the
Secret Correspondence between the Russian and English
Governments. 1 vol., 12mo., Cloth ; Maps. $1. -
AMONG the many works at present appearing on the Russian and Turkish affairs, this volume demands special attention, from the high reputation of its author. Colonel Chesney, of the Royal Artillery, proceeded to the seat of the last war, in 1828, with military stores---intending to give his assistance to the Turks, in their resistance to the Russian invasion. He arrived too late for active service, but he had opportunity of collecting materials on the spot for a narrative of the campaigns, and he became well acquainted with the countries which are again the theatre of warlike operations. The account of the war of 1828�1829 is a valuable record of the events of that period, and has fresh interest from the light it throws on passing events. * * The narrative of the Campaigns of 1828 and 1829 is a valuable contribution to military history. It is an important and well-timed publication. Literary Gazette.
COLONEL CHESNEY has peculiar claims on our notice. Few men possess more extensive knowledge, personal and other, of the geography and statistics of the East. * * His work is written throughout in a fine, manly spirit. We cordially recommend it to our readers as the best historical companion they can possess during the campaigns which are about to open.�Athenceum.
COLONEL CHESNEY here supplies us with full information respecting this important period of European History, and with an accurate description, from a military point of view, of the countries which form at the present moment the theatre of war.�Examiner.
A CONDENSED detail of facts, and the results of personal observation, it is replete with instructive matter ; a record of one of the most striking events in modern history; a guide to the formation of correct judgment on the future. Good maps, and minute descriptions of the principal seats of the past and present war ; a statistical account of the military resources of Turkey; its present state and prospects; its political and commercial value�occupy an interesting portion of the work, which we heartily recommend to the attention of our readers. �Load. Critic.