Russia: People and Empire, 1552-1917
My only gripe is that Hosking wraps too quickly, breezing through 1917, where he could be hammering his thesis home.
Note: the Kindle edition is a complete mess. Don't read it. It's ...more
The first thing I should say: this book is long. Like, 600-odd Kindle pages long; and probably closer closer to 800 when printed. So—you better like your Russian history.
I dare say I’m not too familiar with reviewing non-fiction (alas my erudite charms stem from other sources) but, nevertheless, I feel this book is pretty good as these things go. Allow me to elaborate...
Detail, Accuracy and Scope
This book is pretty detailed. But not nearly as detailed as you’d expect; a reality of any book that...more