In the history of the modern world, there have been few characters more sinister, sadistic, and deeply demented than Baron Ungern-Sternberg. An anti-Semitic fanatic whose penchant for Eastern mysticism and hatred of communists foreshadowed the Nazi scourge that would soon overtake Europe, Ungern-Sternberg conquered Mongolia in 1919 with a ragtag force of White Russians, Siberians, Japanese, and native Mongolians. In The Bloody White Baron, historian and travel writer James Palmer vividly re-creates Ungern-Sternberg's spiral into ever-darker obsessions, while also providing a rare look at the religion and culture of the unfortunate Mongolians he briefly ruled. Chapters include: A Son of Crusaders and Privateers; The Ends of the World; Suspended Between Heaven and Hell; Carrion Country; Ragged Crusade; Lord of the Steppe; The Last Adventurer; more. Published at $15.99, our price only $12.95!
“One of the most demented savage, and grotesque stories of modern times. Palmer… delivers an enjoyable, exciting biography that recounts the crimes and conquests of this monster compellingly, colorfully and with cinematic relish.”
—Simon Sebag-Montefiore, Sunday Telegraph (London)
THE BLOODY WHITE BARON: The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman Who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia By James Palmer. 274 Pages. 5x8 Paperback. Illustrated. Bibliography. Index.