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Lev Berdnikov
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Jews in Service to the Tsar

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Benjamin Disraeli advised, “Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.” With Jews in Service to the Tsar, Lev Berdnikov offers us 28 biographies spanning five centuries of Russian Jewish history, and each portrait opens a new window onto the history of Eastern Europe’s Jews, illuminating dark corners and challenging widely-held conceptions abo ...more
Published June 20th 2011 by Russian Information Services
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Sam Schulman
Feb 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
I suppose this is a good example of popular historical writing in Russia. I'm crazy about the Jews, and about the Czar, but somehow it just doesn't come together the way we all hoped. ...more
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