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Overall very well written and engaging.
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.
Simon Sebag Montefiore's grasp of the Stalinist era is masterful, and it's that historical detail that makes this book work.
No other book has put me in a different time period in quite the same wayPublished 21 days ago by Wilfred Godfrey
On the whole Enjoyed this book although 1 or 2 things seemed a bit contrived, like how her mother found her pistol. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ian Mitchell Lowe
When I finished this novel, I went thru a couple days of "withdrawal" or some such experience. As the story moved to its somewhat uplifting end, I hadn't realized that from the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tasawuf
First Novel b Simon Sebag Montefiore, one of the world's foremost authorities on Stalin. Covers the Soviet Secret Police over the entire 20th Century in three separate time... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Donald T. McDougall
Great way to gain knowledge about Russian history circa 1914 - 1945. The author based the book on broad and deep research and cleverly wrote it in three parts to bring the story... Read morePublished 3 months ago by bk
This an excellent book! Beautifully written, an engrossing plot, an historical lesson, as well as a lesson in man's inhumanity & the triumph of the human spirit.Published 3 months ago by Robert
if you like reading Russian novels, that are Historically based-you will not be able to put this down. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Diane
I really enjoyed this novel and wasn't expecting to. It is a novel for those who are interested in Russian/Soviet history, particularly the Stalin era. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JG
Montefiore writes in Sashenko a novel AND a history of the Russia in the 20th century, telling the story through the life of a young girl we meet in 1917 on the cusp of the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by hm101