Thursday, September 8, 2016

Romanovs: 1613-1918

Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
Stars: 2
Review by: Mandy Apgar
What a pretentious name that is. Pretty pretentious book too. All puff and not much substance. There could have been a lot more but he fails on mostly every front - I wouldn't mind the occasional back and forth in the beginning if it had a point but it did not suit the figures then, especially Ivan the Terrible, some key ones (Rasputin, Nicholas II) were either written or characterized quite poorly, Stalin was another come to think of it - yes he wasn't a Romanov but he could have deemed more than the mention he got, and I think there were a few mistakes in the section on Catherine the Great as well as Peter.

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