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Re: Alexander II
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2005, 03:14:24 AM »
I would have to agree that the book is basically a ápolitical appraisal.

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Re: Alexander II
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2005, 12:33:42 PM »
  I read it also and I am not sorry I purchased it. However, it is primarily political following the sovereign's policies in one thread and the activities of the terrorists on the other.  I took one advanced Russian history course in college and a great deal of the information in the book recalled that class to my mind.  In fact, the passages about the terrorists are really the most vivid in the book.


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Re: Alexander II
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2005, 12:04:23 PM »
Just recieved my copy yesterday and I'm looking forward to see what Radzinsky has to say about the man who liberated the serfs.

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Re: Alexander II
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2006, 07:23:10 AM »
I received this book for Christmas and thought it was awful!!! A big waste of money and time. Alot of political and social history about the country during NI's & AII's reign, but very little in regards to AII and family. (inaccurate about that info also). I would not recommend this book
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Re: Alexander II
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2006, 09:48:31 AM »
I wish he had dealt more with the family of A2 and the imperial family...such interesting dynamics really.  A missed opportunity in that regard...but I do not consider the book a "waste" of money.

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