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Russka: Part 1

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Spanning 1800 years of Russia's history, people, poltics, and culture, Edward Rurtherford, author of the phenomenally successful SARUM: THE NOVEL OF ENGLAND, tells a grand saga that is as multifaceted as Russia itself. Here is a story of a great civilization made human, played out through the lives of four families who are divided
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Published June 1st 2012 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published 1991)
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Zorka Zamfirova
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. But didn't realize there were two parts! Has the book been split or was there an additions? I think this is a must read for anyone trying to figure out the history of Western Civilization. Russia developed independently from the rest of Europe. Realizing this, I think, gives great insight to the past and present.
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May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Excellent, broad sight, plotting, encouraging, lively, amazing scope...
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Really enjoy this Author's works. He really takes one back in time and blends the characters into the ways of life and happenings to match. Russka has been my favourite. A great geography and history to boot..
May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
what a great book about Russia...the travesties done to the poor people in Russia and the surrounding areas is often forgotten. But in this book, Rutherfurd brings the history alive. I read this book before I went to Russia and did appreciate the art, history, music and people.
Cindy Cronin
It was a good book but very long. There was such a long time span that he was covering, sometimes you would get attached to the characters and then he moved ahead in time and had to move on. But overall very interesting.
Meredith Miller
May 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Interesting read, but not an easy one. Put it down several times and skimmed parts, but does give a very in depth look into the forming of a interesting and complicated country.
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great way to get a history of that vast country, and to see how current conflicts (Ukraine) are a part of their history, powers in play want more power, etc.
Jair Ibarra
Dec 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A veces se sentía un poco pesado pero ya haciendo cuentas, lo que era es la sensación de tantos puntos relevantes en la historia de Rusia, desde hechos históricos hasta historias populares.
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
loved. brought to life my non-fiction Russian history reading.
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I really enjoyed his other book, New York, but couldn't get into this one-I think because of the russian names. It was hard for me to follow. I didn't finish it.
Emily Becker
Jul 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Extremely long book, but the way the author kept the reader engaged. I absolutely loved the ending how everything was tied up in the end.
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Francis Edward Wintle, best known under his pen name Edward Rutherfurd, was born in the cathedral city of Salisbury. Educated locally, and at the universities of Cambridge, and Stanford, California, he worked in political research, bookselling and publishing. After numerous attempts to write books and plays, he finally abandoned his career in the book trade in 1983, and returned to his childhood h ...more
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