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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Haus Publishing; Reprint edition (19 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907822577
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907822575
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jonathan Clements is the author of many books on East Asian history, including biographies of emperors and empresses, statesmen and warriors, foreign visitors and outcast rebels. His works have been translated into over a dozen languages, including French, Spanish, Korean and Dutch, and he achieved a rare distinction when his book on the First Emperor of China was itself published in Chinese.

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'...the author has combined that knowledge of a historian with the accessibility of a novelist. I hadn't heard much about Finland's Gustaf Mannerheim before, but I am certainly intrigued to read more about his fascinating life.'

'Absorbing, superbly detailed, powerfully written biography...'

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Jonathan Clements has written biographies of Mao, Marco Polo and most recently of Wellington Koo and Prince Saionji in Haus’s Makers of the Modern World series.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Zardoz on 6 Feb. 2010
Format: Hardcover
I do NOT like history. It was the subject that least interested me at school, but Mr Clements books continue to intrigue me in this area.

I have had the pleasure of reading several of Mr Clements historical tomes now and this is one of the best (they're all good actually). He takes the dry facts and weaves a truly spell binding tale- it grips you like a thriller at times! Sumptuously illustrated with rare photos, and exact in it's details, you can see the exhaustive research on every page. I really had trouble putting this book down once I had started to read it.

Whether you've heard of Mannerheim or not, you'll wish you'd met him after you've read this book, he's certainly a man who not only lived in interesting times, he made them interesting and this book brings it out all with engaging authorship. Highly recommended.

If only history had been THIS interesting at school, then I'd have paid more attention.

PJ
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By RDM on 22 Mar. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Very highly recommended: interesting, informative and entertaining. A book of history even for those who wouldn't think of themselves as history readers. Clements has a great eye for spotting the humorous and amusing, even in the tragic. He finds many such incidents that keep this book moving at a brisk pace, without being too breezy. It sets out in clear terms the international situation for the events he recounts and achieves a fine balance between the big picture and the personal. Clements also does good work in spelling out the peculiar position of Finland from the 19th to the mid-20th century. Well researched and documented and with a fine selection of photographs that keep company with the text. The publisher might have positioned the maps more usefully, but this and other minor quibbles about the layout do not really detract from what is a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bruno on 14 Sept. 2011
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I just have to say that this is an exceptional biography of an extraordinarily exceptional man - a perfect read also for insight into the history of Finland for the first half of the 2oth century. A captivating book in all respects and very well illustrated throughout. Mannerheim was truly one of the greatest men of the century.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John on 24 Oct. 2011
Format: Hardcover
I guess it would be difficult to write a book that wasnt interesting about this man, a National Hero of Finland. IT presents both sides to his reputation and gives a good depth to the political, social and economic world in which he lived and how he enabled a tiny nation to succeed against the odds, The best book I have read this year by far
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By Taiga on 26 May 2014
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5 stars for this for clarity and presentation.. As I've been living in Finland since 1982 and have a fascination with Finnish history ; I found this revealing and engrossing. Well detailed and a thorough analysis with excellent illustrations. Finnish history won't interest many people but if you want to understand what it was like to keep a balance between RUssia and later the Soviet Union and European values .. You will find this interesting reading.

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