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A Traveller's History of Russia (Traveller's History)

3.51  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This book provides a comprehensive survey of Russia's tragic and glorious history from pre-history through glasnost and the fall of the Soviet Union right up to the present day. The book begins with prehistoric Russia and its nomadic invaders, and covers the rise of Muscovy with its colorful panopaly of rulers from Ivan Moneybags to Ivan the Terrible, despotism of the Roma ...more
Paperback, 331 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Interlink Books (first published January 1st 1990)
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Angelique
Oct 13, 2008 Angelique rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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It's too academic for 'fun' reading and a whole history of Russia in less than 300 pages is a bit much. It moved too quickly and was inconsistent. It was a readible, but heavy read and I only wish it had more interesting factoids (such as when Lenin had a stroke, his vocabulary was limited to 'Lloyd George' and 'conference'). I read it for enriching my knowedge on a few Russians, but there would only be a few pages about them, as the book had a lot to cover. It feels like it has been edited down ...more
Lisa
Sep 09, 2014 Lisa rated it it was ok
Although I count myself as more of a tourist than a traveller these days, I do like to know something about the countries that I plan to visit, more than I can get from the usual DK Guides. And so because I’d come across Robert Cole’s excellent and very readable Traveller’s History of Paris, I got hold of a copy of A Traveller’s History of Russia, by Peter Neville in the same series. But it was a bit of a disappointment.

Of course, it’s much easier to write about a tourist-friendly place like Par
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Good, quick, basic synopsis of entire Russian history.
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