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Ivan the Terrible Paperback – September 25, 2006
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She only devoted 20 pages (!!) to his birth, childhood, coronation, *and* marriage; his wives are barely mentioned at all; the murder of his son is relegated to several paragraphs. I am really cursing the fire that destroyed so many valuable records; I realize that that's the main reason she leaves so much out, but come on! The jacket information claims that Ivan IV has "remained among the most neglected" but there have been multiple biographies written about him.
It's obvious that she's passionate about Russian history: in the notes section, she uses words like "excellent," "illuminating," "stimulating," "imaginative," and - my personal favorite - "delightful" when referring readers to sources they'll probably never have access to, let alone be able to read. I was really surprised when I realized that most of the words I looked up originated around Ivan's lifetime or before it - so she definitely knows her stuff.Read more ›
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This work is a thorough history of Russia during the mid-16th century. The author presents a balanced view of the source material, emphasizing what is known, why it is known, and... Read morePublished on June 14, 2009 by Amazon Customer