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A well-written, engaging view of Russian history through research on one family. One must remember, though, that the author is descended from nobility, so at times his notion of... Read morePublished 20 months ago by J Mower
Why I consider it well-written: It was real - the history, the people and the places - all real. Serge's knowledge of the families, the Russian history, and the language all add up... Read morePublished on January 29, 2012 by Andrew
This is a unique book, written by this wonderful journalist and writer, working for the New York Times. Read morePublished on March 22, 2011 by Clemens Metternich
I bought this book about nine years ago on a trip because it sounded very interesting, however I never got around to reading it until now. Read morePublished on November 3, 2009 by A. Cioccarelli
For those of us who have done some reading about Russia history, this book fills in a lot of the background. Read morePublished on July 2, 2005 by Susan Kibler
A well researched history of a Western Russian village that provides great insight into Russian character, especially the impact of history on forming Russian character today. Read morePublished on April 10, 2004 by J. Jacobs
This book deserves at least two reads, in fact, everyone should have at least two copies. I re-read "Echoes" recently and I found many more aspects of interest, and many... Read morePublished on May 6, 1998