A 1,000-year Chronicle of the Wild East

Sixsmith, Martin

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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].

Publisher: New York, NY : Overlook Pr., 2012, c2011
ISBN: 1590207238
Branch Call Number: 947 S6253r 2012
Characteristics: xi, 611 p., [24] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), maps ;,24 cm


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Jan 10, 2013

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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