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Utterly fascinating history of Odessa. Amazingly easy to read scholarship paints an extraordinary picture of this amazing city/harbor in Russia where populations and cultures... Read morePublished 5 months ago by D. Gordon-Brown
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 8 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 10 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 20 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 21 months ago by jo