Learn more about the world’s largest country with this curated list of 21 fiction and non-fiction audiobooks about Russia.
A conversation with historian Katherine Pangonis about her excellent new book, Queens of Jerusalem, which examines the lives of the queens, princesses, and countesses who ruled Outremer, the Crusader states of the Holy Land.
Professor Janet M. Hartley takes readers on a fascinating journey down the mighty Volga River and into the heart of the Russian mindset. “The Volga: A History of Russia’s Greatest River” challenges readers to reexamine Russian history, nationality, and identity from earliest recorded history to the present.
In his latest authoritative book, “Journeys Through the Russian Empire,” (Duke University Press, 2020) Russian scholar, photographer, and chronicler of Russian architecture William Craft Brumfield frames the life and work of Prokudin-Gorsky while also putting his own magisterial career into sharp perspective as he updates and interprets several of Prokudin-Gorsky’s iconic images with his own late twentieth and early twenty-first century versions.
Katherine Zubovich’s “Moscow Monumental” charts the decades long effort to transform Russia’s ancient second city into the triumphant capital of the new socialist state, and the construction of the city’s iconic “Stalin wedding cake” skyscrapers.
Fascination with the Viking Age is at an all-time high, though it has never really gone out of fashion. There is something irresistible about the Vikings, a civilization dedicated to…
“Queen Victoria and the Romanovs: 60 Years of Mutual Distrust” is a fascinating journey through the intimacy of royal politics and diplomacy, and a study in the universality of family squabbles, even in the most exalted of families.
Delve into the rich history of Riga, Europe’s best-kept secret!