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10 books about Russia
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Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham
This book was published last year by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 18.7 hours to read.
A New York Times Best Book of the Year A Time Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Winner From journalist Adam Higginbotham, the New York Times bestselling “account that reads almost like the script for a movie” (The Wall Street Journal)—a powerful investigation into Chernobyl and how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the history’s worst nuclear disasters. Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world. But the real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The result is a “riveting, deeply reported reconstruction” (Los Angeles Times) and a definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. “The most complete and compelling history yet” (The Christian Science Monitor), Higginbotham’s “superb, enthralling, and necessarily terrifying...extraordinary” (The New York Times) book is an indelible portrait of the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will—lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats, remain not just vital but necessary.
A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel (172 POCHE) by Amor Towles
This book was published 2 years ago by Penguin Books and takes approximately 16.5 hours to read.
The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series "The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate." --The Wall Street Journal He can't leave his hotel. You won't want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility--a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter the Great, the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More by Captivating History
This book was published 3 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 4.9 hours to read.
Discover the Captivating History of Russia! Russia, or the Russian Federation as it is officially known, is the world's largest country and covers almost a sixth of the global landmass. The country is often associated with harsh climates and autocratic government. The shadow of communism and the Cold War continues to influence global attitudes towards Russia. This new captivating history book serves as an overview of Russian history over the span of more than a millennium, from the foundation of the Russian state by the Viking prince Rurik in 862 AD until the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991. In Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter the Great, the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More, you will discover topics such as The Foundation of Rus The Christianization of Rus The Fragmentation and Subjugation of Rus The Rise of Muscovy Overthrowing the Tatar yoke Gathering the Russian Lands The Birth of a Dynasty The Road to Reform Imperial Majesty Enlightened Despotism Reform and Reaction War and Revolution Terror and Upheaval The Great Patriotic War Cold War Reform and Collapse And much, much more! So if you want to discover more about the startling history of Russia, click "add to cart"!
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson
This book was published last year by Crown and takes approximately 20.3 hours to read.
Bleak Expectations -- The Rising Threat -- A Certain Eventuality -- Dread -- Blood and Dust -- The Americans -- Love Amid the Flames -- One Year to the Day -- Epilogue.
Russia (Countries Around the World) by Jilly Hunt
This book was published 9 years ago by Heinemann and takes approximately 1.6 hours to read.
Presents general information about Russia, looking at the history, religions, wildlife, geography, government, and culture of the country.
One Hundred Years of Exile: A Romanov’s Search for Her Father’s Russia by Tania Romanov
Category: State & Local
This book was published last year by Travelers' Tales and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.
Exiled from Yugoslavia, Tania Romanov's family immigrated to a promising future in San Francisco. But her Russian father's resistance to assimilation leaves Tania with deep resentment--and unanswered questions after his death. Serendipity and a descendant of the Tsar catapult Tania on a life-changing quest for forgiveness and redemption.
Russia Picture Book: 100 Beautiful Images of the Landscapes, Cities, Culture and More - Great Gift by Kampelstone
This book was published last year by Independently published and takes approximately 3.5 hours to read.
Innovative ideas are never easily accepted. Due to the electronic revolution of the information supply new management tools and infrastructures were required. The as simple as brilliant tool the ISBN which assigns each book with a unique number has contributed vastly to the global book and information market.
History Of Russia For Kids: A History Series - Children Explore Histories Of The World Edition by Baby Professor
This book was published 5 years ago by Baby Professor and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
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The Littlest Matryoshka by Corinne Demas Bliss
Category: Literature & Fiction
This book was published 22 years ago by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
After quite an adventure, the smallest of six nesting dolls finds her way back to her sisters.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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