- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 4673 KB
- Print Length: 227 pages
- Publisher: HarperPress (2 Aug. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0088NCEQY
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 46 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,919 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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History in an Hour is a series of books which each deal with a big subject in a short and punchy way to give you the grand overview before you delve into other, far more detailed, books.
As with the other books in the series, there is a quick paced overview before a section of biographies about the main people involved in the story along with a timeline of events.
The story rapidly moves across Russia and Europe as coup and counter coup, both governmental and internecine, takes effect before finally we are left with Stalin. The book starts in the 1800s with an enlightened Tsar trying to enfranchise the people before everyone misreads everyone else's intentions and events spiral downward towards WW1 and the Bolshevik take over.
It is sometimes hard to keep up with who are in exiled in which country but that only goes to illustrate the size of the subject they have condensed into such a short book.
Rupert Colley has written a lot of the history subjects. He does a fine job. No fancy words that have you searching the dictionary. No convoluted sentences that don't make sense. Just straight to the point factual overview of the subject area.
And above all he makes history interesting. After this one I now understand the timeline leading up to the Russian revolution. I have a grasp of the leading figures involved. I also have a newly awakened desire to read further in this area. I just hope the further reading will be as succinct and well written as this book. ( Past experience leads me to expect otherwise).
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