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Where did the Romanovs get their coffee?

                                                                                     ~ Tsarbucks

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Tsar Nicholas Alexander Romanov

The last tsar,  1868-1918

 

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Worobec book 189x300Did Who Is to Blame make you want to dig a little deeper into the lives of Russia’s peasants?   I can’t recommend a better follow-up book than Peasant Russia.

Although Dr. Christine Worobec is among the world’s leading historians of tsarist Russia, she penned this non-fiction book in a style a layperson both understands and enjoys.  She laid a foundation using both primary and secondary sources, then she underscored her point by inserting a concise, factual vignette.

If you want an incisive view of Russia’s peasant society during the latter 1800s but lack the desire to slog through textbooks, this 250-page paperback is for you.