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A Short History of Russia

A Short History of Russia [Kindle Edition]

Mary Platt Parmele
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 286 KB
  • Print Length: 146 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456525476
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TQGR08
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,952 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quite entertaining 1 Jun 2011
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This was quite an enjoyable read. Mary Platt Parmele had an great turn of phrase and this is for the most part a quirky and entertaining history book.

It is quite opinionated and often she doesn't bother to back up her opinions with facts or analysis. However most of what she says is pretty reasonable.

The book is pretty short and it is no way comprehensive but it is very readable and quite witty and insightful in places.

The note of optimism at the end of this book published in 1907 is quite depressing.
Sadly Russia was to endure a lot more misery both at the hands of its own rulers and from outsiders.
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This is an excellent introduction to Russian history. It clearly covers the countries origins and takes you up to the beginning of the 20th century, and the Russo Japanese war. It puts into context Russian involvement in European and Asiatic events that helped shape the modern world.

Its style is clear and enjoyable, and at the price - free - it's a superb bargain.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very fine miniature on a tiny canvas. 14 Nov 2014
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Of course no history of this vast country can ever be really short, this book, however, is interesting, approachable and written in a refreshingly light manner. It certainly paints a very fine miniature on a tiny canvas, informing enough on general matters and whetting the appetite for more detail which can be pursued later.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 12 July 2014
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