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When the United States Invaded Russia: Woodrow Wilson's Siberian Disaster In A Little Known Episode At The Height Of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson Dispatched Thousands Of American Soldiers To Siberia Carl J Richard Convincingly Shows That Wilson S Original Intent Was To Enable Czechs And Anti Bolshevik Russians To Rebuild The Eastern Front Against The Central Powers But Wilson Continued The Intervention For A Year And A Half After The Armistice In Order To Overthrow The Bolsheviks And To Prevent The Japanese From Absorbing Eastern Siberia As Wilson And The Allies Failed To Formulate A Successful Russian Policy At The Paris Peace Conference, American Doughboys Suffered Great Hardships On The Bleak Plains Of Siberia Richard Argues That Wilson S Siberian Intervention Ironically Strengthened The Bolshevik Regime It Was Intended To Topple Its Tragic Legacy Can Be Found In The Seeds Of World War II Which Began With An Alliance Between Germany And The Soviet Union, The Two Nations Most Aggrieved By Allied Treatment After World War I And In The Cold War, A Forty Five Year Period In Which The World Held Its Collective Breath Over The Possibility Of Nuclear Annihilation One Of The Earliest US Counterinsurgency Campaigns Outside The Western Hemisphere, The Siberian Intervention Was A Harbinger Of Policies To Come Richard Notes That It Teaches Invaluable Lessons About The Extreme Difficulties Inherent In Interventions And About The Absolute Need To Secure Widespread Support On The Ground If Such Campaigns Are To Achieve Success, Knowledge That US Policymakers Tragically Ignored In Vietnam And Have Later Struggled To Implement In Iraq And Afghanistan

  • Hardcover
  • 195 pages
  • When the United States Invaded Russia: Woodrow Wilson's Siberian Disaster
  • Carl J. Richard
  • English
  • 14 May 2018
  • 1442219890

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10 thoughts on “When the United States Invaded Russia: Woodrow Wilson's Siberian Disaster

  1. says:

    Extremely readable there were huge portions of the book that I was less than enthused about, though When the argument dips into the long term repercussions of the American Intervention, it really starts to stretch thin especially when Richard makes the incredibly tenuous claim that Wilson, by supporting the intervention, indirectly caused World War II The author privileges certain sources over others without ever really giving an explanation as to why some sources were better than others m Extremely readable there were huge portions of the book that I was less than enthused about, though When the argument dips into the long term repercussions of the American Intervention, it really starts to stretch thin especially when Richard makes the incredibly tenuous claim that Wilson, by supporting the intervention, indirectly caused World War II The author privileges certain sources over others without ever really giving an explanation as to why some sources were better than others most notably, Major General Graves post war memoir America s Siberian Adventure is treated as Gospel with regards to Kolchak s atrocities despite being written over a decade after the fact This isn t to cast doubt on Kolchak s actions, but the treatment of Graves book is startling given the amount of second guessing and criticism the author lashes onto various other primary sources The author condemns Wilson for standing firm when he should have compromised, and compromising when he should have stood firm An equal criticism of this book is that the author makes lengthy statements on flimsy assessments, but remains laconic when other points are raised For example, in a section that is as small as a paragraph literally the entire section is five sentences where Richard discusses the British Foreign Office s criticisms of Major General Graves, he merely discounts the British letter as deserving the Pulitzer prize for fiction Perhaps if the British accused Graves of riding dragons and feasting on the blood of baby infants this would not requirediscussion but they accused him of refusing to aid or take part in counter revolutionary measures aserious rendition of the very acts Richard praises Graves for before and after this portion of the book In an academic book written by an academic, it s incredibly disheartening to see such a blatantly editorial remark unbacked by any sort of evidence, and casts a serious pall over the heft of Richard s perception of events, given that the falsehood of British letter is taken as an obvious statement of fact when it is anything but.The two stars are for Richard s command of narrative and ability to bring this part of history alive he knows exactly how to pace his story and how to draw you in with just enough vivid examples But as a work of History, I would seriously doubt the historiographical argument of this book in its present form and encourage those interested in the event detailed to search elsewhere forsolid arguments

  2. says:

    A concise analysis of America s intervention in Siberia during World War I, an event that few Americans know about But before Iraq, before Afghanistan, and before Vietnam, there was the blunder of this intervention in Russia and Carl J Richard argues it was a major blunder that helped to lead to World War II and the Cold War It was in 1918 that President Woodrow Wilson dispatched 8,500 U.S troops to Siberia These soldiers got involved in the partisan warfare of the Russian Civil War as w A concise analysis of America s intervention in Siberia during World War I, an event that few Americans know about But before Iraq, before Afghanistan, and before Vietnam, there was the blunder of this intervention in Russia and Carl J Richard argues it was a major blunder that helped to lead to World War II and the Cold War It was in 1918 that President Woodrow Wilson dispatched 8,500 U.S troops to Siberia These soldiers got involved in the partisan warfare of the Russian Civil War as well as having to deal with a very harsh climate and Richard argues they only made the situation worse Lenin and the Reds could argue that they were nationalists opposing foreign intervention and that the Whites were the pawns of the foreign powers It was not until 1920 that the American troops were withdrawn and this intervention would be forgotten, except by the Russians

  3. says:

    This book was about a very interesting and unknown topic to most Americans However, the flow of the book was disjointed and hard to follow, which led me to quit reading it after gettting through about 75% of it.

  4. says:

    More of a political review the US invasion of Siberia than a history of it.

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