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Book Review: ‘Secret Lives of the Tsars’ by Michael Farquhar

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Author explores the power of Russia's tsars through some of their more sordid activities. Read More »

DVD Review: `War and Peace’


The internationally crafted TV miniseries of `War and Peace' is daunting viewing for lovers of costume drama. Read More »

Book Review: Submerged by Dani Pettrey

A sweet romance served up with generous portions of heart-pounding intrigue and suspense. Read More »

Book Review: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

An extensively researched work, Catherine the Great offers a fascinating portrait of the empress as well as a rich contextual history. Read More »

Book Review: The Siege by Helen Dunmore

A compelling story of love and survival as a city is left to starve. Read More »

Book Review: Magic Lantern: Travels in Russian History by Rachel Polonsky

Rachel Polonsky takes us on an unforgettable trip through some important places in Russian history Read More »

Book Review: The Accidental Anarchist by Bryna Kranzler

Early-1900s Russia and Poland form the backdrop of this rewarding, darkly-humored story of a revolutionary Jewish officer in the anti-Semitic Russian army, sentenced to death three times. Read More »

Book Review: Sashenka by Simon Montefiore

Historian's skills and experience are suffused through a novel dealing with three tumultuous periods in Russian history. Read More »