New review on Goodreads

11 Jul

<a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8664200-conspirator&#8221; style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img alt=”Conspirator: Lenin in Exile. Helen Rappaport” border=”0″ src=”http://www.goodreads.com/assets/nocover/111×148.png&#8221; /></a><a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8664200-conspirator”>Conspirator: Lenin in Exile. Helen Rappaport</a> by <a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/146124.Helen_Rappaport”>Helen Rappaport</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/266971175″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This is a well-researched and well-written book about one of the great figures of the early twentieth century. Ulyanov appears as a monomaniacal, intolerant, self-obsessed figure with virtually no sense of humour. His wife and mistress come out of this rather better, with Inessa Armand described in almost entirely positive terms.<br />I read this book as part of my research for a novel I recently finished. As such it is did its job very well. It is relatively easy to read while retaining the intellectual rigour required of a serious history book.<br />The first book in the series is available on Amazon: <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VA3QRY&#8221; rel=”nofollow”> Troubled Waters by Jon Wakeham</a><br />
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One Response to “New review on Goodreads”

  1. Sandra McLeod Humphrey July 19, 2012 at 1:39 am #

    Sounds like a great read–thanks for your review!

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