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Civil and Savage Encounters: The Worldly Travel Letters of an Imperial Russian Navy Officer, 1860-1861 (North Pacific Studies Series ; No. 5) 0th Edition

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ISBN-10: 0875950957
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Product Details

  • Series: North Pacific Studies Series ; No. 5
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Oregon Historical Society Pr (December 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0875950957
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875950952
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,233,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I found a copy of CIVIL AND SAVAGE ENCOUNTERS in a little bookstore while vacationing in Alaska. The Alaskan landscape is beautiful and awe inspiring. However, once I started reading this diary, I couldn't stop. It is a treasure! I stress, I became so engrossed in Golovin's exceptional descriptions, I totally lost interest in the beauty of Alaska. I don't understand why this diary did not become a best seller.
I loved Golovin's comparative descriptions between his beloved Russia and Europe. Americans will be mesmerized by his perception of the American Civil War.
Golovin has a charming and wonderful vividness in his writing style. Could he have intended for his diary to be published? On the other hand, I have often heard it said that we have lost the art of good writing. We'll never learn the answer. Regardless, CIVIL AND SAVAGE ENCOUNTERS is a wonderful piece of literature.
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An idiosyncratic look at a lost world The author simply recounts life wherever he went and this gives a highly readable history in an almost omnibus format. Equally enjoyable for historians or students of social history. It is a book that I will never regret owning.
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