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Pen & Sword February Book reviews

By Steve Earles

Another fine batch of books from the ever-growing range of Pen & Sword…

The Secret Betrayal of Britain’s Wartime Allies: The Appeasement of Stalin and Its Post-War Consequences’ by Jim Auton MBE

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‘The Baron’s Cloak: A History of the Russian Empire in War and Revolution’

By Willard Sunderland

Published by Cornell University Press

Reviewed by Steve Earles

Using Baron von Ungern-Sternberg as his focus, William Sunderland has written a compelling account of Russia in War & Revolution.

Ungern was an anti-Bolshevik warlord in the Russian Civil War. In the chaos of war, he amazingly managed to take control of Outer Mongolia from the Chinese forces that occupied it in 1921.

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‘Aleister Crowley-The Beast in Berlin: Art, Sex, and Magick in the Weimer Republic’ by Tobias Churton

‘Aleister Crowley-The Beast in Berlin: Art, Sex, and Magick in the Weimer Republic’ by Tobias Churton

Published by Inner Traditions

Reviewed by Steve Earles

I had the pleasure of reviewing Tobias Churton’s fine ‘Aleister Crowley: The Biography’ when it was first published. That book was a breath of fresh air, superbly researched and written, and displaying an insight and understanding of Aleister Crowley and his work that is sadly all too rare.

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