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This review is from: Prince of Princes: The Life of Potemkin (Hardcover)
Despite the fact that this is not exactly the flimsiest of booklets, you will be sorely tempted to read this book in one go. Mr Sebag has made a fine effort in giving a much-maligned man his rightful place in history; even if he has indeed a slight tendency to find a solid stategic reasoning behind almost every one of Potemkin's actions. The necessity of re-establishing Potemkin's role in Russia's development is made self-evident by one of the other reviewers firmly maintaining that Potemkin worked in a "Guards'restaurant". His old regiment buddies would find this typical of the too low esteem he has been held in over the centuries.