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This is an excellent technique and it is used very well by Montefiore.
In SASHENKA, Russian historian Simon Montefiore tells the intimate story of the one family through the history of the Russian Revolution and Stalin's Terror.
All three of the parts are very nicely tied in with each other by the end of the novel.
An ominous look into the dark side of Russia from pre-revolutionary time to modern Russia. The conviction of its people during the revolution and their steadfast courage during... Read morePublished 11 hours ago by edith ring
This is the best book that I have read in a long time, simply masterful at so many levels. It is very informative on 20th century Russian history, but even more, it speaks to the... Read morePublished 3 days ago by STUART BELT
This book drove me crazy. I couldn't put it down, and yet I didn't buy the two major plot devices Mr. Montefiore used to drive the story forward. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Janet K. Schwartzkopf
Once I started I couldn't put it down. A superb amalgamation of storytelling in a historic setting.Published 26 days ago by david scott
The book was riveting. Left me hungry for more information on that time in history. I loved it. Found myself reading it while walking, thinking about it while driving and then... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Kathi Baker
I hated to see this book end, although I was anxious to learn what had happened to Sashenka. This book tells the story of Sashenka and her family from the end of the reign of Tsar... Read morePublished 28 days ago by loretta torres
I almost gave up partway through because I could see where it was going, but then he moved on, giving us just enough, but sparing us the details. Well written and engaging. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Carol E. Goldie
I thought this would be quick read, with lots of fluff. There is some fluff, but there is much more.. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SuLaine