Tag Archives: Russia

In Search of Glory

Napoleon: Life, legacy, and image: A biography by Alan Forrest is an interesting biography about the famous Corsican man of humble beginnings who promoted himself to Emperor in the 19th century. I have always been fascinated by Napoleon and decided … Continue reading

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Turn coat

With the exception of what I thought was unnecessary explicit sex, A Single Spy by William Christie is a novel I enjoyed. It takes place during World War II. The main character, Alexsi, is an orphaned teenage boy who becomes … Continue reading

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Secrets

The Pigeon Tunnel: stories from my life by John le Carr√© (David John Moore Cornwall) is an enlightening autobiography written by the well-known author of many popular espionage novels. During a short period in his life, the author was an … Continue reading

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Bang!

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a Young Adult historical fiction recommended to me by my friend Joan. Although this is an excellent novel, I wouldn’t recommend it for children in grammar school or junior high. The story … Continue reading

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Salt and Bread

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles is an amazing fictional story about a man in the Soviet Union in the years following the Russian revolution.¬† A former Count Alexander Rostov is an aristocrat who is in Paris at the … Continue reading

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Commitment

Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas is a fascinating history about John Quincy Adams wife. I applaud the author for her diligent, insightful research into the life of a truly extraordinary woman who by this account, … Continue reading

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Yearning To Be Free

A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka by Lev Golinkin is an inspirational memoir written by a young Russian Jew about his family’s emigration to the U.S. in the early 90’s. The story begins in the former USSR … Continue reading

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