Russia : A 1,000 Year Chronicle of the Wild East

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Marking the twentieth anniversary of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russia is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the complex political landscape of Russia and its unique place in the modern world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 611 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 40mm | 619.99g
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, maps, black & white plates, colour plates
  • 1468305018
  • 9781468305012
  • 810,824

About Martin Sixsmith

MARTIN SIXSMITH is the author of "Moscow Coup: The Death of the Soviet System, The Litvinenko file: The True Story of a Death Foretold, " and two novels. Educated at Harvard, Oxford, and the Sorbonne, he was the BBC Moscow correspondent for many years.
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""Russia" delivers a thoroughly satisfying history a lively opinionated narrative." "Publishers Weekly"
""Russia, a 1,000 Year Chronicle of the Wild East" has all the ingredients to become the leading popular history of Russia. Colloquial, personal and anecdotal in style . . . well researched and factually sound." "The Times Literary Supplement"
"Sixsmith immerses readers in the Russian landscape and peoples with descriptions of places he's visited and quotations of poetry . . . Sixsmith effectively updates the continuities of Russian history, motivating readers to check out such scholarly surveys as Russia and the Russians, by Geoffrey Hosking." "Booklist"
"Among the many contemporary books about Russia, general readers are likely to choose Sixsmith's 600-page tome for its comprehensiveness and air of authority. As popular history, it is enjoyable and engaging." Reading Behind the Lines, Russia
"This entertaining, informative book presents a sweeping portrait of the entirety of Russian history from the founding of the first state on Russian soil in the ninth century to the present." CHOICE"
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