Monthly Archives: November 2014

Robert Service: Russia – from Tsarism to the Twenty-First Century (2009)

The Penguin history of modern Russia. Odd references to Finnish “Sejm” (mixing terminology with Polish parliament). More exiting history to be seen as “There is no readon to assume that its [Russia’s] record in astounding itself, its neighbours and the … Continue reading

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Alex von Tunzelmann: Indian Summer – The Secret History of the End of an Empire (2007)

Well-written history of India’s independence and end of the British rule.

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Somerset Maugham: Far Eastern Tales

Collection of Maugham’s short stories from British Malaya.

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William Dalrymple: The Age of Kali (1998)

Collection of authorts travels and interviews in India during 1990s. Insights into a complex society and its politics and customs.

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Борис Акунин: Турецкий гамбит (1998/2013)

Akuninin historiallinen dekkari Venäjä-Turkin sodan ajoilta 1870-luvulta. Yksinkertaistettu sanasto opiskelijoita varten. Jänniä juonikäänteitä, mutta vähän pinnalliset henkilöhahmot. Mukavaa luettavaa.

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