I just read a "one star review" of this book, and it galled me.
Overall, I can say that I recommend this book as a worthwhile starting place for anyone interested in learning more about the history of Russia.
The book at hand does indeed present a comprehensive coverage of Russian history, albeit in a somewhat dry fashion.
I wanted this copy in hard copy and not a paper back form, thus I sent the copy back to Kentucky. I got this book in hard copy.Published 4 months ago by John Apostal
The book came quickly and was in pretty good shape. No hidden or wrong description of the book. I Recommend this buyer.Published 7 months ago by Alm
Risannovsky was one of the greatest master minds when it came to Russian/Soviet history and politics. Read morePublished 7 months ago by primesuspect
I read this in college 30 years ago and it was the best overview of Russian history around. Revised edition is still at the top of the list. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Richard Atkins
The definitive book on Russian history. It will be a valuable resource for years to come.
Limitless information and a pleasure to read.
Got this for a summer class I needed to take to fill an international requirement. It was a LONG book to read in just 6 weeks. Lots of material to absorb. Read morePublished 10 months ago by crystalpumpkinpup
This book goes into great detail which is what I was looking for. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about Russia's history.Published 11 months ago by Bobbie F. Hand
An excellent source for learning Russian history, the rise & fall of Communism, and thorough information on much more than 19th century. Recommend it.Published 18 months ago by K. Hallas