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By James Palmer | Comments: ( 1000 ) | Date: ( Dec 15, 2019 )

In the history of the modern world, there have been few characters sadistic, sinister, and deeply demented as Baron Ungern Sternberg An anti Semitic fanatic with a penchant for Eastern mysticism and a hatred of communists, Baron Ungern Sternberg took over Mongolia in 1920 with a ragtag force of White Russians, Siberians, Japanese, and native Mongolians While tormentIn the history of the modern world, there have been few characters sadistic, sinister, and deeply demented as Baron Ungern Sternberg An anti Semitic fanatic with a penchant for Eastern mysticism and a hatred of communists, Baron Ungern Sternberg took over Mongolia in 1920 with a ragtag force of White Russians, Siberians, Japanese, and native Mongolians While tormenting friend and foe alike, he dreamed of assembling a horse borne army with which he would retake communist controlled Moscow.In this epic saga that ranges from Austria to the Mongolian Steppe, historian and travel writer James Palmer has brought to light the gripping life story of a madman whose actions fore shadowed the most grotesque excesses of the twentieth century.

  • Title: The Bloody White Baron: The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman Who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia
  • Author: James Palmer
  • ISBN: 9780465014484
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Hardcover

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  • Hadrian

    My name is surrounded by such hate and fear that no one can judge what is the truth and what is false, what is history and what is myth.-Baron Roman von Ungern-SternbergThis is a rollicking history about a forgotten section of a war in a distant corner of the earth, with entertaining digressions into Mongolian society, Buddhist mythology (Mongolian Buddhism is a far cry from Tibetan), and a biography of one of the strangest historical figures of the Russian Civil War. Baron Roman von Ungern-Ster [...]

  • Adam

    I have always been interested in Mongolia, because of its remoteness from Europe, its inaccessibility, and its obscurity. Until recently, it was a country as impenetrable as, say, North Korea, but now that is no longer the case.I never dreamt that I would ever treat Mongolian patients or would work with Mongolian dental assistants (many of them are dentists trained in Mongolia), but now I do!So, when someone on , having read my brief review of The Russian Fascists: Tragedy and Farce in Exile, 19 [...]

  • Steve

    It's OK, I guess. Palmer's actually a pretty colorful writer, but the problem with his subject, Baron Ungern-Sternberg, is that there's not a whole lot of reliable documentation on him as a person. There's little doubt that the Baron was a psychopath, but the Devil is in the lack of concrete details. The setting, post WW 1 Mongolia, is about as distant as it gets. Add in to that the murky murderous stew of competing powers (Red Russians, White Russians, Japanese, Chinese, Mongolians, soldiers of [...]

  • Tim Pendry

    The subject of this book is a vicious anti-semitic Baltic aristocrat, Baron Ungern-Sternberg, who briefly flared up as a murderous precursor of national socialist ethnic cleansing in Mongolia in the chaos of the post-revolutionary struggle for control of the Russian Empire.As with the tale of Colonel Despard recently reviewed by us (another marginal figure in another empire at another time), an individual outlier from the norm is an opportunity to weave a story about a particular time and place [...]

  • Jerome

    You’ve probably never heard of the Baron Ungern-Sternberg. I came across a passing reference of him while reading The World on Fire: 1919 and the Battle with Bolshevism last year: something about him claiming to be a reincarnation of Genghis Khan, declaring that he would kill every Jew in Russia, making human torches out of his victims and vowing to make an avenue of gallows from Siberia to Europe. My interest thus piqued, I looked for a biography of this guy and came across this. Palmer give [...]

  • DoctorM

    I first read about Ungern-Sternberg in Peter Hopkirk's account of the Russian Civil War in Central Asia ("Setting the East Ablaze"), and I couldn't imagine why the Baron's story hadn't been filmed. It has everything--- armoured trains, ragtag armies moving across the steppe like something out of "Road Warrior", Mongol horsemen, Japanese mercenaries, eerie shamanic rituals, and a central figure whose madness and cruelty arewell, breathtaking. Ungern-Sternberg's story is a kind of dark, dark comed [...]

  • Christopher

    I read this before, but its such a real life 'Heart of Darkness/Apocaypse Now' in the Russian Civil War that I had to read it again. Still amazing. A meditation on all that far right/occultist merger stuff that today exists largely in center-left homeopathic whole foods shopper form. The Baron was a genuine madman with power, and thus its s true case study in when the insane may do as they please.

  • Kevin

    Not quite what I expected. I thought this would be a biography of the Russian aristocrat (Baron Ungern-Sternberg) who would be the savior of Mongolia, the spiritual and military reincarnation of Genghis Khan. Maybe combined with a history of Mongolia in the post-Russian revolution period. It was a little of both of these, but much more of a military history of the White (anti-communist) Russians and Baron Ungern’s various battles, which just isn’t that interesting. The Baron seems to have be [...]

  • Fishface

    A remarkable read about one of history's most bizarre characters -- a Russian nobleman from Estonia with a Jewish name who was apparently a Buddhist religious fanatic, seen as a reincarnation of Genghis Khan and, most startlingly, bulletproof. The author, who apparently hangs out pretty close to where this story unfolded, pulls together a tremendous number of sources written in different languages and with different levels of attention to accuracy, and puts it all in one place for you. Curiously [...]

  • Tamara

    A good yarn, about an excellently demented, and extremely brutal corner of 20th century history. The Baron is a weird enough character and Palmer makes a seemingly honest attempt to get to the bottom of his personality and ideology, but this strikes me as the less interesting aspect of the book (as well as being a hopeless cause.) The history of the events themselves is more striking. From the dramatically named baroque killer train of the Russian civil war, which roamed Siberia, complete with b [...]

  • Jay C

    Very well written bio of a disturbingly psychopathic Russian nobleman who briefly "conquered" Mongolia in the years of and following the Russian Revolution and Civil War. I've always been fascinated by Mongolia and Genghis Khan, so when I heard of this one I thought I'd give it a try, since I knew very little of this corner of 20th century history.I actually "read" it via the audible edition, which was very well produced. The litany of Baron Ungern's atrocities and excesses did become tiresome a [...]

  • Charles

    “The Bloody White Baron” is one of those fascinating short books about a nasty little corner of the world during a nasty time. The nasty little corner of the world is Mongolia; the nasty time is the Russian Civil War. The eponymous Baron is Roman Nikolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg, of Estonian/German extraction, who was called the last khan of Mongolia and waged a brutal, doomed minor campaign against the Chinese and the Bolsheviks in the early 1920s. Naturally, he came to a bad end.The [...]

  • Horza

    Like d'Annunzio, Roman Nikolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg was an oddball proto-fascist adventurer who grabbed a few minutes on the world stage during the chaos of the early 20s. Unlike d'Annunzio he was a genuine psychopath who left a pile of corpses almost everywhere he went, and wasn't otherwise a talented writerJames Palmer, who is neither a psychopath or an untalented writer does what he can with the sources available, but, for all that his bloodthirsty rants found echoes in the mayhem [...]

  • Waffles

    I lost interest in this book when in the introduction he compared garish depictions of Buddhist gods to middle aged metal fans. Lots of borderline condescension. He referred to the invasion of Tibet as "victim chic". I understand the scorn that celebrity embracement of various pet causes inspires. The writing was dull and didn't hold my interest. It was a chore to complete this book. I gave two stars instead of one because the subject is interesting. I just wish that it were better written.Also, [...]

  • Brett Richardson

    The nexus of Mongolia lies at the heart of three revolutions and the subsequent civil wars, all happening in a small window of time from 1911 to 1949, which reshaped the modern world. The 1911 overthrow of the Qing Dynasty by Chinese revolutionaries (eventually culminating in the establishment of the Mao Zedong led People's Republic of China in 1949), the subsequent 1911 Mongolian revolt against their weakened Qing rulers, and the 1917 Bolshevik revolution against Nicholas II's Czarist autocracy [...]

  • Mehmet AkifKoc

    James Palmer'ın Türkiye'de pek bilinmeyen Baron Ungern von Sternberg biyografisi, temelde, I.Dünya Savaşı ve 1917 Ekim Devrimini takibeden dönemde Moğolistan ve Sibirya'daki Beyaz Ordu faaliyetleri üzerineBaltık Almanlarından olan ve bilahare Rus aristokrasisine katılıp Uzakdoğu cephesinde Çarlık ordularında subay olarak savaşan Baron Ungern'in, Amiral Kolçak'ın 'Beyaz Ordu' komutanlığından ayrılıp kendi küçük ordusuyla 1918-21 arasında Moğolistan'ı işgal ederek, [...]

  • Robert

    When it's done well, I love this type of lay history, well-sourced but written in a readable, non-academic way, and this book is an excellent example. It's a fascinating story about a truly bizarre historical character, a Russian aristocrat who became one of the last leaders of Mongolia prior to its being engulfed by the Russian revolution and becoming a Soviet satellite. Though a complete moral reprobate, Ungern-Sternberg is apparently still somewhat revered in Mongolia for having liberated the [...]

  • Bisser Dyankov

    While the story itself is interesting, be sure to read all the notes and comments - they bring more insights of contemporary Mongolia than anything else on this book. Otherwise, it is, in a way, a strange tale of a collision of one people (Mongolians) with modern times and the change those times bring.Oh, and some bizarre and interesting facts about Imperial Russia.

  • Mahmoud Awad

    Brilliant concept, dry and occasionally erroneous writing. Despite Palmer's uncertain grip, Ungern's story pulses well enough underneath. Recommended for the same themes that draw readers to to Mishima, Mirbeau's Torture Garden and Hiroaki Samura's Spring Breeze Snegurochka.

  • Michael Davies

    The subtitle does describe the story well: it is an extraordinary sub-plot in history, a true case of stranger than fiction. Von Ungern-Sternberg's story is harrowing, epic, even fantastical. It seems positively medieval in nature, with its focus on horseback warfare in the age of the aeroplane and the tank. Palmer is an accomplished writer, explaining some of the necessary information that may be unfamiliar to a western audience with concise clarity. I found the discussion of Buddhism to be the [...]

  • Reza Amiri Praramadhan

    Baron von Ungern-Stenberg was one of the most enigmatic of the Russian Whites who resisted the Communists in Russian Civil War. There are so many impressions of him, from recklessly brave to outright sadistic. He was so obsessed with mysticism that he invaded Mongolia, believing that he was some sort of Jenghis Khan reborn. Using Bogd Khan to his political goal (or the other way around), he tried to build a Pan-Mongolian empire just like the old time. Downright eccentric, he followed what sooths [...]

  • Erik

    Fascinating subject, but book is light on substantiation and heavy as hell on rumor and scandal and hyperbolic defamation of character (not of Ungern; that guy lives up to they awful hype; rather of the various Mongols, Lamas, and monarchs the author takes potshots at). This story is best read as an article or a summary.

  • David Hanna

    The Russian Civil War was one of the most pitch black events in all of history. Poor Russia, and Mongolia. Can't help but think of Syria in more modern times, when reading about what happened back then.

  • Mark Dunn

    More a social than a military or a political history.

  • Edward Smith

    Baron Ungern-Sternberg is one of those men in history that would be balked at as an absurdly poor written tale of fiction had they not actually been real. The son of a privileged Baltic German Lutheran noble family who was obsessed with the autocratic monarchy of the Russian Empire and Orthodox Church, with a strange penchant for Eastern mysticism and the occult. A virulent anti-Semite and a depraved individual who reveled in cruelty, yet was an undisciplined dropout of several institutions whos [...]

  • Seth

    James Palmer's a good historian with an intuitive grasp of what makes a popular history book fascinating and interesting, and he ups that by interspersing history with reports of his modern travels to the places mentioned in his story.This is the story of Baron Roman Nickolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg - a German nobleman living in Estonia, then part of the Russian Empire, whose travels to the edges of the Russian Empire made him familiar first with the Cossacks and then the Mongols. He fig [...]

  • Justin Offermann

    Having once researched Mongolian history rather extensively for a college paper, I was familiar with the basic, bare-bones outline of Baron Ungern-Sternberg's exploits there, and when I saw this book several years later I had to pick it up. The Baron is at once preposterous and chilling; a deeply committed Russian monarchist who dreams of turning Mongolia into the core of a new Asiatic empire, an adherent of a strange mix of Buddhist mythology and prophecy mixed with a heavy dose of apocalyptic [...]

  • Steven

    I read this review in the New York Times, and I thought I'd give this book a shot. I've always been interested in Mongolia, but didn't know much about its history. And history is always more interesting when linked to a strong personality. Brother, what a personality.Baron Ungern was an unstable person who became a very influential character in a very unstable part of world during a very unstable time -- the central Asia of the 1910-20s. Part mystic, part aristocrat, and whole lot of Hitler, thi [...]

  • Alex Sarll

    Even by the standards of that playground of monsters that was the twentieth century, Baron Ungern-Sternberg stands out as a deranged horror. A mere thug in the dying days of Tsarist Russia, he was transfigured by war, revolution and civil war into something much worse. And yet in all his atrocities, and even his achievements (conquering a country with cavalry, less than a century ago), he still seems an almost cosy foretaste of what was to come. A mystical fantasist who loved the swastika emblem [...]

  • Bubba

    Interesting account of a Lutheran, ethnic-German Estonian aristocrat who became an important figure on the white side during the Russian civil war. He combined his love of monarchy, obsession with the mystical strains of Russian Orthodoxy and Tibetan Buddhism, hatred of Jews and Bolshevism, fascination with Mongolia, and sadism into an apocalyptic dream of reviving the empire of Chinggiz Khan. He was a very contradictory figure, sometimes lenient to Mongols, but brutal to his own European follow [...]

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