Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

Thoughts on: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy – Book 1 Part 3

About: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is a fictional book first published in 1869. The work is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature. The copy I read was translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude. 1350 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; New edition ISBN: 0199232768 Great price on this […]

Thoughts on: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy – Book 1 Part 2

  About: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is a fictional book first published in 1869. The work is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature. The copy I read was translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude. 1350 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; New edition ISBN: 0199232768 Great price on […]

Thoughts on: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy – Book 1 Part 1

  About: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is a fictional book first published in 1869. The work is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature.  The copy I read was translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude. 1350 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; New edition ISBN: 0199232768 Great price on […]

Thoughts on: The Silent Oligarch by Chris Morgan Jones

About: The Silent Oligarch by Chris Morgan Jones is a fictional book about those in the shadows which hold the strings of power. Article first published as Book Review: The Silent Oligarch by Chris Morgan Jones on Blogcritics. 336 pages Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The ISBN: 1594203199 My rating for The Silent Oligarch – 4 Great price […]

Fun Facts Friday: Anna Karenina

Recently I read the novel Anna Karenina (my thoughts) which, to my surprise, I liked. It is a complex novel and upon doing more research on the subject, I decided it merits its own Fun Facts post. 1 ) Anna Karenina was originally published in serialized form from 1873 to 1877 in The Russian Messenger. […]

Thoughts on: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

About: “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy is a fictional book which was first published between 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Even though the complete novel was published to mediocre reviews, others consider it the best realistic-fiction story written. 1232 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 1439169462 My rating for Anna Karenina […]

Fun Facts Friday: The Marriage of Leo & Sofya Tolstoy

September 23, 1862 marks the wedding anniversary of one of them the most tumultuous couples in literary history (and there were many) when Leo Tolstoy married Sophie Andreyevna Behrs. The couple not only had 16 years of difference in their ages, but also had different values, goals and clashing personalities. Tolstoy maintained that the problems […]

Thoughts on: Siberian Prison by E.V. Enzmann

About: “Siberian Prison” by E.v. Enzmann is a non fiction account of the author’s experience in the Austrian Army and as a Russian prisoner of war.  The eyewitness account was translated, edited but mostly left intact from the original. 374 pages Publisher: White Knight Studio ISBN: 1453773924 The Enzmann family was kind enough to allow […]

Thoughts on: Dreams of My Russian Summers by Andreï Makine

About: “Dreams of My Russian Summers” by Andreï Makine is a fictional, semi-autobiographical book. The book was originally written in French and has won several awards. 241 pages Publisher: Arcade Publishing ISBN: 155970893X The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (2) copies of “Dreams of My Russian Summers” to be given out– enter at the end […]

Thoughts on: Uncle Misha’s Partisans by Yuri Suhl

About: “Uncle Misha’s Partisans” by Yuri Suhl is a fictional book following the adventures of a Ukrainian boy during World War II. The book is meant for young adults (YA) and should be read as such. 211 pages Publisher: Shapolsky Publishers ISBN: 0933503237 My rating for Uncle Misha’s Partisan’s – 5 Thoughts: The book, “Uncle […]

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