White Road: A Russian Odyssey, 1919-1923. Olga Illyn. An enthralling memoir of the onset of the Russian Revolution and the path of defeat for the White Army. Illyn was a young bride and her husband a White Army officer and as members of the upper class in Russia, they supported the Provisional Government. Their story is told vividly by Illyn, who was in her 80's when she wrote her story. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984. 316 pages. First edition. Brand new hardcover with dustjacket.