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Book Review: ‘One Night in Winter’ by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Book Review One Night in Winter by Simon Sebag Montefiore

A murder set in Stalin's Russia blends historical and fictional characters flawlessly. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Final Analysis’ by Otho Eskin

The Young Man played by Ryan Garbayo and Josef Stalin played by Tony Naumovski

At the twilight of the Hapsburg Empire, budding luminaries Freud, Stalin, Gustav and Alma Mahler, Ludwig Wittgenstein and a foreboding Young Man discuss events of the day while the culture slides toward war. Read More »

No-Fly Zones Approved in Libya: Doesn’t This Sound Familiar?

Please, Mr. President, we cannot have another war where our men and women's blood runs in the desert sands. Read More »

Vacating Red Square: Lenin’s Remains Might Follow Stalin’s

Russia seems to be moving farther and farther away from its Soviet legacy. Read More »

Book Review: Deathride: Hitler vs. Stalin: The Eastern Front, 1941-1945 by John Mosier

Stalin killed so many messengers that he soon began to hear only of great successes and marvelous victories. Read More »

Book Review: The Ice Road: An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom by Stefan Waydenfeld

Memoir of Polish deportation to Soviet labor camps during World War II recalls often overlooked history. Read More »

Book Review: Masters and Commanders — How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945 by Andrew Roberts

“Then this is the story of how the four Masters and Commanders of the Western Allies fought each other over how best to fight Adolf Hitler.” — from the introduction 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 »

Book Review: The Shipwreck Of A Nation by H. Peter Nennhaus

Fascinating inside account of a boy growing up in Germany during World War Two. Read More »

Book Review: The Untouchable by John Banville

John Banville uses fiction to examine a spy's motive and behaviour. Privilege and influence, both assumed, provide the mean. Read More »