List of Illustrations /List of Maps /Author's Note /Dramatis Personae /Introduction /1. The Fruits of War /2. The Winter Battles /3. Lake Naroch /4. The Quiet Front /5. Brusilov's Offensive Begins /6. The Growing Crisis /7. Dealing with Success and Failure /8. Now or Never /9. Kovel and Stanislau /10. The Advent of Romania /11. The New Front: Romania's Gamble /12. Autumn /13. Budapest and Beyond /14. The Cracks in the Edifice /Notes /Bibliography /Index
Continuing his best-selling series on the Eastern Front, acclaimed historian Prit Buttar explores Russia's explosive final years of the First World War and offers an enthralling account of the costly Brusilov Offensive, a campaign that saw success on the battlefield but plunged Russia into revolution back home.
Prit Buttar studied medicine at Oxford and London before joining the British Army as a doctor. After leaving the army, he has worked as a GP, first near Bristol and now in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. He is extensively involved in medical politics, both at local and national level, and served on the GPs' Committee of the British Medical Association. He appears from time to time on local and national TV and radio, speaking on a variety of medical issues. He contributes regularly to the medical press. An established expert on the Eastern Front in 20th century military history, his previous books include the critically acclaimed Battleground Prussia: The Assault on Germany's Eastern Front 1944-45 (Osprey 2010) and Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II (Osprey 2013). Russia's Last Gasp: The Eastern Front 1916-17 is the third book in a four-volume series, the definitive study of the First World War on the Eastern Front.