History of Russia in 100 Minutes by Richard Pipes

‘I find ‘History of Russia in 100 Minutes’ an authoritative source and I hope it will enjoy much success.’ Richard Pipes, Professor Emeritus at Harvard University

”History of Russia in 100 Minutes’ will go a long way in making Russian history more approachable. Hopefully, this can get into the hands of lots of people as there is no better time than now to better understand Russia and its people.’ Mark Schauss, Author of the Russian Rulers History Podcast

”History of Russia in 100 Minutes’ is a brilliant repository of learning. Tanel has developed a fascinating series that tell the great and turbulent story of Russia from Kievan Rus all the way to the Tsars and Stalin.’ Nick Shepley, History Teacher and Creator of the Explaining History Ebook Series

‘If you love history but history textbooks feel dull, this book is just for you! ‘History of Russia in 100 Minutes’ is a modern way to learn and become inspired. The strength of the ambitious concept is in its clarity, passion, and professionalism.’ Tanja Tanhua, Master of Arts at Helsinki University

“History of Russia in 100 Minutes” is a crash course for beginners. Here you will find the complete history summarized and retold in simple language with accurate dates, the most relevant names and essential concepts. After finishing the course, you will know:

– The basic characteristics of Russian history in different epochs
– The 54 most important rulers and 106 historical persons in Russian history
– 126 key dates and events in Russian history
– The basic terms and concepts of Russian history

The text is accompanied by numerous online resources:
– 20,000 pictures
– 700 videos
– 3,500 songs
– 100 podcast episodes

All that is available via the smarthistories.com

I wasn’t sure what to think about a history book claiming to be the history of Russia in 100 minutes, but that is almost exactly how long it took me to read the book from start to finish. I have taken some coursework in Russian language and culture, and I’ve had classes in world history, so some of the book’s subject matter was familiar to me. However, the author has done an excellent job in distilling a country’s very rich history into pertinent highlights that allow a casual student of history to get a broad overview. The volume is richly illustrated and there is a companion video series that I have just begun exploring, which turns the book into a wonderfully interactive experience. Interested readers can definitely use this book as a jumping off point for a deeper exploration into the history of Russia as it includes an extensive bibliography. 4 hearts

Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock

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