Lionberger Davis, poet, lawyer, banker and personal friend of Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt. Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowskis classic account of his journey through Mongolia as a commanding officer of Baron Roman Ungern von Sternbergs force at the time of the Russian Civil War. After the October Revolution and the outbreak of the Russian Civil War Ossendowski got involved in the counter-revolutionary Russian government led by Supreme Governor Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak. He served at various posts, among others as an intelligence officer, an envoy to the intervention corps from the United States and an assistant to the Polish 5th Rifle Division of Maj. In 1918 he was responsible for transfer of many tsarist and White Russian documents to the Entente, including many proofs of German support for Lenin and his Bolsheviks (so-called Sisson Documents).After Kolchaks defeat in 1920, Ossendowski joined a group of Poles and White Russians trying to escape from communist-controlled Siberia to India through Mongolia, China and Tibet. After a journey of several thousand miles the group reached Chinese-controlled Mongolia, only to be stopped there by the take-over of the country led by mysterious Baron Roman Ungern von Sternberg.
The Baron was a mystic who was fascinated by the beliefs and religions of the Far East such as Buddhism and Lamaism, and who believed himself to be a reincarnation of Kangchendzönga, the Mongolian god of war. Ungern-Sternbergs philosophy was an exceptionally muddled mixture of Russian nationalism with Chinese and Mongol beliefs.
However he also proved to be an exceptional military commander and his forces grew rapidly. Ungern was an independent and brutal warlord in pursuit of pan-monarchist goals in Mongolia and territories east of Lake Baikal during the Russian Civil War. His goals included restoring the Russian monarchy under Michael Alexandrovich Romanov and reviving the Great Mongol Empire under the rule of the Bogd Khan. Ungern-Sternberg fiercely persecuted those he viewed as his opponents, particularly Russian Bolsheviks and Jews. Following the collapse of his Asiatic Cavalry Division in Mongolia, Ungern-Sternbergs Russian officers abandoned him and he was taken prisoner by the Red Army.
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