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Both enlightening and enthralling!,
This review is from: To Kill a Tsar (Paperback)
Having little knowledge of this important and pivotal era of history I was looking for a book that would inform and educate me in my inadequacy. Textbooks and literature on the subject of the pre-Russian revolution go into far too much detail for a casual historian such as myself and as they did with I, bore and deter until interest in the subject is lost completely.
Clearly equipped with an incredible amount of research on the subject, Williams has been able to craft an exciting and very accurate account of the events of the time, giving an uncanny sense of being in the den of 'The People's Will' alongside the socialist terrorists. Although at times slightly confusing with all the Russian names, the context soon enough makes each character easy to recognise. The ending suggests a sequel could be written and I truly hope it is.
Well worth a read and has encouraged me to look for similar books on the subject.