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Alexander Mikaberidze is Hubert H. Humphreys Professor of History at Louisiana State University (Shreveport), where he teaches Russian and Soviet History. He has written extensively on Russia’s role in the Napoleonic Wars and is currently finishing his trilogy on the Patriotic War of 1812.?
Russian Life:Sep/Oct 2012 It gave birth to the greatest novel ever written, brought down Napoleon, reshaped Europe, led to the end of serfdom, the invention of terrorism, and, eventually, the end of tsarism. It was tremendous folly, horrific hubris and astounding heroism. And it happened 200 years ago this fall. We turn to people who lived through the War of 1812 for their first person accounts. Author: Alexander Mikaberidze Buy a Copy of this Issue