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I read anything Charles King writes, and then a year or two later, usually reread it. I have long been interested in Odessa, and with the recent Russian annexation of Crimea,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by lyndonbrecht
Much as I admire the work of Jan Morris, I can't agree with her assessment of this book reprinted on the cover. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Douman
The book was a quick and easy read but chock full of history and wonderful anecdotes about Richelieu, John Paul Jones and Potemkin. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Irma Gurman
I think i'd probably want to eventually read everything Charles King has written. interesting subject matter, not at all a dry read! Read morePublished 15 months ago by jo
I've been to Odessa a few times and this book gives me a greater appreciation for the history and people of this city. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ed Leboeuf
My parents we're originally from this city, so I was really excited when I found this book. While it is very informative about the city's early history including the 19th century... Read morePublished 17 months ago by marat asnes