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Russia

A 1,000-year Chronicle of the Wild East
Sixsmith, Martin (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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The full and fascinating story of Russia, from its founding in the waning years of the tenth century to its resurgence of wealth and power in the early years of the twenty-first, skillfully tracing the conundrums of modern Russia to their roots in its troubled past. Covering politics, music, literature and art, the author explores the myths Russians have created from their history and explains the nation's seemingly split personality.--From cover, p. [2].
Authors: Sixsmith, Martin
Title: Russia
a 1,000-year chronicle of the wild east
Publisher: New York, NY : Overlook Pr., 2012, c2011
Characteristics: xi, 611 p., [24] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), maps ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Martin Sixsmith
Notes: Originally published: London : BBC Books, 2011
Contents: Kiev and proto-democracy
Expansion and empire
Rise of revolution
Dictatorship (of the people?)
Democrats with cold feet
Summary: The full and fascinating story of Russia, from its founding in the waning years of the tenth century to its resurgence of wealth and power in the early years of the twenty-first, skillfully tracing the conundrums of modern Russia to their roots in its troubled past. Covering politics, music, literature and art, the author explores the myths Russians have created from their history and explains the nation's seemingly split personality.--From cover, p. [2].
ISBN: 9781590207239
1590207238
Branch Call Number: 947 S6253r 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 575-588) and index
Subject Headings: Russia History Soviet Union History Russia (Federation) History
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This is an enjoyable and informative book, but the subtitle is misleading. The author gives cursory treatment to the first 800 or so years of this 1000 year history, the majority of this book is about the 20th and 21st century.

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