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A History of Russia

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From the Russia of pre-history down through the famous and infamous tsars, through two world wars, Stalin, and the dawn of modern times, this single-volume history tours us in style through a vast, populous, and truly remarkable country.
Hardcover, 679 pages
Published June 28th 1991 by Marboro Books (first published January 1st 1947)
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Frederick Jackson
Oct 17, 2011 Frederick Jackson rated it really liked it
Nice, clear readable history and it or something like it should be on everyone's reading list. I admit I was pretty slow in seeing that "John the Dread" was the same person as "Ivan the Terrible"
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Jan 31, 2014 John Cairns rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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What struck me was how far out were Pares' predictions - not that that would impair his history which would be based on evidence and his interpretation of it, valid enough.
Brian Allen
Aug 07, 2014 Brian Allen rated it really liked it
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This volume is very informative of Russia's History. It is a worthwhile read if you are interested in Russia or you are a history buff. I may need to reread it to give a more detailed review.
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Bernard Pares was born in in England in 1867. Educated at Harrow and Cambridge University where he developed a strong interest in Russian history and in 1898 he made his first visit to the country.

In 1902 Pares found employment as an adult education lecturer at the recently established Liverpool University. Five years later he founded the first School of Russian Studies at a British university. D
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