August 1914: The Red Wheel Knot I Characters

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August 1914 has an epic cast of characters that numbers in the hundreds.

The dramatis personae include both historical and fictitious characters. Many are fascinating, attractive people whose adventures and plights engage the reader's sympathy. Atypically for fiction, the novel ends without recording the fate of some major figures. (It is expected that some of their stories will be finished in subsequent volumes of The Red Knot series.)

There are three important historical characters. First, Alexander Sumarov is commander of the Russian Second Army. Through his eyes, self-doubts, and commands the battle unfolds.

Early in the novel it is clear that Samsonov is in a situation requiring more tactical insight and strategic overview than he possesses. Shamed by his failure to keep the Second Army from a German encirclement, Samsonov wanders toward the frontlines in a pathetic attempt to rally his troops. When he fails, the commander kills himself. Second...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
August 1914: The Red Wheel Knot I from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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