August 1914

SOLZHENITSYN, Alexander. August 1914.

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SOLZHENITSYN, Alexander. August 1914. London, The Bodley Head, 1972.

8vo. Original boards with illustrated dust-wrappers (not price-clipped), top edge red; pp. 645, fold-out map in two colours inside back cover showing the battle fields of Tannenberg; wrapper with light wear and fading top spine; gist inscription to front fly-leaf; otherwise a very good copy.
First english translation by Michael Glenny.The novel centres on the disastrous loss in the Battle of Tannenberg (1914) in August, 1914, which resulted in the almost complete destruction of the Russian 2nd Army.