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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.
I liked this book very much since it gives you some insight of what a well meaning youth, of a fairly rich family goes through from being attracted by the ideals of the Russian... Read morePublished 3 days ago by mrgu
Great overview of the oppression in early 20th century Russia. Lots of intrigue! Would highly recommend!Published 8 days ago by merlot
Montefiore has succeeded in telling a story that gives us an insight into history which we might miss. This iBook is historical fiction at its best!Published 11 days ago by Mike Bond
Every piece of historical and contemporary detail in Simon Sebag Montefiore's third novel (but first big seller), reeks authenticity and so it should because he has read enough of... Read morePublished 25 days ago by keetmom
No other book has put me in a different time period in quite the same wayPublished 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 4 months ago by bk