This book provides a comprehensive survey of Russia's tragic and glorious history from prehistory through glasnost and the fall of the Soviet Union right up to the present day. The book begins with prehistoric Russia and its nomadic invaders, and covers the rise of Muscovy with its colorful panoply of rulers from Ivan Moneybags to Ivan the Terrible, despotism of the Romanovs, and the Russian Revolution.
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Wild Britain by Douglas Botting is both a comprehensive guidebook and a personal introduction to the last posts of wilderness in England, Scotland and Wales. It conveys the excitement of walking in wild places; the feel of the wind on your face; the water loud, lush-green and dapple-shaded Dartmoor streams and the thud of the gale-swept Atlantic rollers as they batter the granite battlements of the North De...
Anyone looking for delicious food and wine, stunning landscapes and a warm welcome will find Germany wine country truly delightful. The tremendous diversity of its wines is a revelation to many visitors to Germany. This book offers many tips on where to enjoy the local cuisine with these delightful wines as well as meeting the winemakers, as it guides visitors on a journey through Germany's thirteen wine re...
D-Day and the Battle for Normandy Traveller's Guide from the Massachusetts-based publishers Interlink Books, grouping the region into seven sightseeing routes. Each route is presented as a detailed description of the fighting in 1944, with particular stress placed on the contemporary eyewitness accounts.