© Alexander Mikaberidze
From the publishers:
Russia played a decisive role in the Napoleonic Wars and their success in the struggle against Napoleonic France allowed Russian leaders to influence the course of European history. Yet Russian voices are oftentimes absent from the pages of historical accounts since a combination of political and ideological rivalries, linguistic difficulties and administrative hurdles created a substantial dearth of English translations of Russian narratives of the Napoleonic Wars. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Napoleonic Wars, the "Russian Voices of the Napoleonic Wars" series will gradually present previously unknown or unavailable Russian primary sources.
The first volume in the "Russian Voices" series of memoirs, Pavel Pushin's account of the campaigns between 1812 and 1814 covers the Russian Guard officer's day-to-day experience as the Russian army pursued the Grande Armée across Eastern Europe. Pushin distinguished himself in numerous battles, and fought at the monumental Battle of Leipzig before going on to lead a batallion of the Life Guard during the campaign in France.
Six volumes are planned for release over the coming months. These memoirs are translated and edited by Alexander Mikaberidze, assistant professor of European history at Louisiana State University. He recently spoke to napoleon.org about his new project in an interview that can be read here.
The books can be purchased via Lulu.com (external link).
Volume I - Diaries of the 1812-1814 campaigns, by Pavel Pushin
Volume II - Campaign Memoirs of the Artilleryman - Part 1: 1812, by Ilya Radozhitskii
Volume III - Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars, by Alexey Yermolov
Volume IV - Russian Prisoner of War Among the French, by Moritz von Kotzebue
Place and publisher: Tbilisi: Napoleonic Society of Georgia
Date of publication: 2011
Number of pages: 193