East of the Sun: The Epic Conquest and Tragic History of Siberia

East of the Sun: The Epic Conquest and Tragic History of Siberia

by Benson Bobrick

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East of the Sun: The Epic Conquest and Tragic History of Siberia by Benson Bobrick

The very word Siberia evokes a history and reputation as awesome as it is enthralling. In this acclaimed book on Russia's conquest of its eastern realms, Benson Bobrick offers a story that is both rich and subtle, broad and deep.

From its conquest by Cossacks and its exploration and settlement in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, through its terrifying Gulag history, to its modern place in a world hungry for natural resources, Siberia –covering a sixth of the world's surface – has a history unlike any other land. East of the Sun captures all of Siberia's history with a depth and flavor that will satisfy both well-informed historians and newly-cast Russophiles alike.

"Magnificent detail!, meticulous research...Bobrick's thoughtful and comprehensive book, with its focus on the region's political, economic and diplomatic role in Russia's destiny, will reward any reader." -- The Wall Street Journal

"Well-written, vastly informative history of a largely unknown land... Powerful and moving -- it's difficult to imagine a book that could say much more about Siberia, or say it better." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A monstrous and marvelous tale." -- New York Newsday

"A magnificent saga." -- Publisher's Weekly

"A panoramic history of Siberia... Brims with interesting anecdotes and insights...Impressive." -- Washington Post Book World

"Vividly detailed history...compelling." -- Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149844760
Publisher: Russian Life Books
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 882,412
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Benson Bobrick received his doctorate from Columbia University and is the author of fourteen books. His work has been translated into ten languages, and in 2002 he received the Literature Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Vermont.

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