What are the best russian history books?

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    #1Nicholas and Alexandra

    Nicholas and Alexandra

    Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty is a biography written by Pulitzer Prize-winning Robert K. Massie. This book is published in 2000 by Random House Trade Paperbacks.

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    Joyce Jimenez
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Good run-down on the Romanovs. Seems pretty relevant to today."
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    #2Catherine the Great

    Catherine the Great

    Catherine the Great is a book by John Alexander that tells the story of Catherine, who was born a German princess but soon after moved to Russia. She became great because of her kindness towards her servants.

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    Alexander Curtis
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This book is good for any people interested in history."
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    #3The Romanovs: The Final Chapter

    The Romanovs: The Final Chapter

    The Romanovs: The Final Chapter is written by Robert K. Massie as an account on the Romanov family's alleged remains found near Ekaterinburg, Siberia. This book is published in 1996 by Random House Trade Paperbacks.

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    Maria Torres
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Interesting story that will keep you in surprise. I like the style of the writer and like how the author of the book uses a lot of detail. "
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    #4Ivan the Terrible

    Ivan the Terrible
    Ivan the Terrible is a book by Henri Troyat that tells the story of Ivan IV. He is one of the rulers of Russia who thinks that he is superior among all the being even God.  
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    Nicholas Barrett
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "A book about an important person in Russia's history so I believe it's a good solution."
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    #5Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy

    Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy

    Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy is a book by Douglas Smith that tells the story of the people who experienced the Russian Aristocrasy. All the bloody executions and impresonments and more other stories. 

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    Christina Walters
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "This is a good book that explains certain things about Russian History, I would recommend this. "
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    #6A History of Russia: Combined Volume

    A History of Russia: Combined Volume

    A History of Russia is a book by Nicholas Riasanovsky and Mark Steinberg that tells the story of Russia in the past centuries. All the importnat things that happened in Russia is combine in this book.

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    Danielle Wheeler
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "The book is really heavy but each chapter is short and too the point. Of course all history books seem very biased, but this tries to give a little bit from both sides. "
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    #7The Great Terror: A Reassessment

    The Great Terror: A Reassessment

    The Great Terror: A Reassessment is a book by Robert Conquest that tells the story of tragedy in old Russia. Compiled are informataions from valid resources.

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    Mark Mendoza
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "The Great Terror: A Reassessment is one of the best Russian history books. It's a tragedy story in old Russia with compiled information from valid resources so if you are curious of how authentic the information is, it is."
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    #8The Last Tsar

    The Last Tsar

    The Last Tsar: The Life and Death of Nicholas II is written by Edvard Radzinsky as an account of the life of Nicholas II of Romanov. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 1993 by Anchor.

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    Vicky Wu
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Not everyone is into Russian history, I know! But you have to believe me when I say The Last Tsar will change that. This book is a must read, I promise it will change how you feel."
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    #9Gulag: A History

    Gulag: A History
    Gulag: A History is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by acclaimed journalist, Anne Applebaum. It is an account and history of the Gulag labor camps in the Soviet Union, which held hundreds of millions of prisoners in the span of 60 years.
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    Matthew Brooks
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "I knew nothing of any of this until reading. After reading Gulag I feel like an expert on this 60 year tragedy. It's is an outstanding historical work, would highly recommend to anyone who likes history and historical reads. "
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    #10The Gulag Archipelago

    The Gulag Archipelago

    The Gulag Archipelago is a book by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn. Originally written in Russian, the book is an account of more than 200 prisoners' experiences in a gulag labor camp, including the author's own experiences.

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    Evelyn Gomez
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "If you like Russian history, then this is a great book to add to your reading list. It's focused on the gulag labor camp and recounts many people's experiences there. Honestly, it should be required reading in Universities. Most people have no idea about this dark truth of the Soviets. "
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    #11The Russian Civil War

    The Russian Civil War

    The Russian Civil War is a non-fiction book written by Evan Mawdsley, first published in 1987. It is a history of the events of the Russian Civil War, starting from the October Revolution and ending with the state's reconstruction.
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    Angélica Saldaña
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Robert McNeal says this is the best book ever written on the Russian Civil War so it is aptly titled. I find myself eager to learn a great deal from this book."
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    #12The Romanov Sisters

    The Romanov Sisters

    The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra is written by Helen Rappaport as an account on the lives of the Romanov sisters. This biography is published in 2014 by St. Martin's Press.

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    Dorothy Flores
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Fascinating account of the lives of the daughters of a family doomed to tragedy. Insightful writing that really takes you into the period, setting, and turmoil of their lives. "
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    #13The Last Days of the Romanovs

    The Last Days of the Romanovs

    The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg is written by Helen Rappaport as an account of the tragedy that happened on the Romanov Family. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2009 by St. Martin's Press.

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    Cynthia Contreras
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Very interesting read, The Romanovs's have been depicted in movies and even cartoons. This is an interesting read about their lives and rulings. "
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    #14Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra

    Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra

    Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra is written by Peter Kurth as an account of the lives of the last Romanovs. This illustrated history book is published in 1998 by Back Bay Books.

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    Kathleen Silva
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Excellent read about Russian history. Captivating photographs are also included. I would highly recommend."
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    #15Alexandra: Last Tsarina

    Alexandra: Last Tsarina

    Alexandra: Last Tsarina is a historical account written by Carolly Erickson on the psychology of Alexandra Feodorovna, the last Tsarina. This biography is published in 2001 by St. Martin's Press.

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    Austin Howell
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "I love reading about people in history. This book did not disappoint."

Summary

Best What are the best russian history books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Nicholas and AlexandraBooks 33 Paid
2Catherine the GreatBooks 29 Paid
3The Romanovs: The Final ChapterBooks 27 Paid
4Ivan the TerribleBooks 25 Paid
5Former People: The Final Days of the Russian AristocracyBooks 23 Paid
6A History of Russia: Combined VolumeBooks 22 Paid
7The Great Terror: A ReassessmentBooks 21 Paid
8The Last TsarBooks 18 Paid
9Gulag: A HistoryBooks 9 Paid
10The Gulag ArchipelagoBooks 2 Paid
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