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[St Petersburg Summary] epub By Jonathan Miles

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Free read St Petersburg Jonathan Miles ´ 9 Download characters î E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Jonathan Miles Of its early rulersThis city in its successive incarnations – St Petersburg; Petrograd; Leningrad and once again St Petersburg – has always been a place of perpetual contradiction It was a window on to Europe and the Enlightenment but so much of the glory of Russia was created here its literature music dance and for a time its political vision It gave birth to the artistic genius of Pushkin and Dostoyevsky Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich Pavlova and Nureyev Yet for all its glittering palaces fairytale balls and enchanting gardens th. Good book marred by factual errors Pearl Harbor in 1942 seriously Lenin s mislabeling the Mensheviks repeated as truth Tsar s abdication site incorrect Too bad because otherwise a good read

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Free read St Petersburg Jonathan Miles ´ 9 Download characters î E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Jonathan Miles From Peter the Great to Putin this is the unforgettable story of St Petersburg – one of the most magical menacing and influential cities in the worldSt Petersburg has always felt like an impossible metropolis risen from the freezing mists and flooded marshland of the River Neva on the western edge of Russia It was a new capital in an old country Established in 1703 by the sheer will of its charismatic founder the homicidal megalomaniac Peter the Great its dazzling yet unhinged reputation was uickly fashioned by the sadistic dominion. Yes perhaps it was the three centuries of murderous desire that caught my eye a subtitle I hope one day to borrow for my first autobiography But this is exactly the sort of non fiction I enjoy a detailed study of an unknown unknown Sure I was dimly aware of Russia s sometime capital in its capacity as literary and revolutionary backdrop and some of its name changes but otherwise it had never even occurred to me that I didn t know much about it And while the book is littered with the typos and glitches apparently endemic to modern publishing Miles does an excellent at capturing the alternate sualor and gran

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Free read St Petersburg Jonathan Miles ´ 9 Download characters î E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Jonathan Miles E blood of thousands has been spilt on its snow filled streets It has been a hotbed of war and revolution a place of siege and starvation and the crucible for Lenin and Stalin’s power hungry brutalityIn St Petersburg Jonathan Miles recreates the drama of three hundred years in this absurd and brilliant city bringing us up to the present day when – once – its fate hangs in the balance This is an epic tale of murder massacre and madness played out against sualor and splendour It is an unforgettable portrait of a city and its peopl. Good for a basic overview of the city s history It is really interesting and touches on a lot but doesn t go into anything in depth There were also a couple parts that were a little misleading Still a good read

  • Hardcover
  • 608
  • St Petersburg
  • Jonathan Miles
  • English
  • 05 October 2018
  • 9780091959463