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LSUS Professor publishes two books

August 12, 2013

LSU Shreveport Associate Professor Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze has had two books published this summer: Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1814 (London: Frontline, 2013) and Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes: An Encyclopedia (Santa Barbara CA: ABC-CLIO, 2013).

Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1814 is the first book written in English to bring together dozens of letters, diaries and memoirs of Russian participants of the 1814 campaign to overthrow Emperor Napoleon. "Russia played a decisive role in the 19th century Europe but Russian voices are largely absent from the pages of historical accounts due to a dearth of English translations of Russian narratives," says Mikaberidze.

Mikaberidze says he intends for his other book, Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes: An Encyclopedia, to be an accessible source for information for high school and college students on major atrocities and war crimes. "The encyclopedia's scope extends to such topics as crimes against humanity, crimes against peace, and human rights violations. It contains short entries on war crimes and atrocities in specific countries and profiles both those who had been formally indicted for war crimes and those who have committed mass atrocities without ever having to answer for their crimes in a court of law," says Mikaberidze.

Dr. Mikaberidze won the International Napoleonic Society's Legion of Merit Award for his contribution to Napoleonic studies. He has been teaching at LSU Shreveport since 2007.

If you would like to purchase either of these books, Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1814 can be found at http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Russian-Eyewitness-Accounts-of-the-Campaign-of-1814/p/4042/ and Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes: An Encyclopedia can be found at http://abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9781598849257