The murderous search for Josef Stalin's personal notebook takes an American professor to the vast forests of northern Russia, where Stalin's final, shocking secret waits to be discovered... "A gratifying reminder that it is possible to write popular fiction with intelligence and grace."--The... show more
The murderous search for Josef Stalin's personal notebook takes an American professor to the vast forests of northern Russia, where Stalin's final, shocking secret waits to be discovered... "A gratifying reminder that it is possible to write popular fiction with intelligence and grace."--The Washington Post"His best plotted and most absorbing."--Philadelphia Inquirer"Beautifully blends fact and fiction."--Chicago Tribune"Intriguing."--USA Today"A MASTER...at his best."--Time"Sizzling."--Newsweek "POWERFUL...will keep you on edge."--New York Times
Publish date: February 1st 2000
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
this is one solid good read from a master wordsmith. i enjoyed every page of this thriller!
My fourth Robert Harris after the excellent [b:Imperium|243601|Imperium (Cicero, #1)|Robert Harris|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1173066789s/243601.jpg|1237325], the satisfactory [b:Pompeii|880|Pompeii|Robert Harris|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320449408s/880.jpg|268880]...
Kelso, einem Geschichtsprofessor aus England, wird in seinem Hotelzimmer in Moskau, wo er sich gerade aufhält, um an einer Tagung teilzunehmen, von einem früheren Geheimdienstmann erzählt, wie Stalin zu Tode kam und dass er ein geheimnisvolles Notizbuch bei sich hatte. Kurz darauf wird der Mann ermo...
Set in Yeltsin's Russia, Archangel is an intellingent, tightly-plotted literary page-turner, revolving around the discovery of a secret notebook belonging to Stalin and kept hidden from the world for sixty years. Fluke Kelso, its hero, is a populist historian whose career has never really lived up t...
Robert Harris is the author of the very successful and previously reviewed Fatherland, the kind of novel I usually do not read because it relies on the “what if” kind of assumptions that I find trite and silly. But that novel worked quite well. It assumed that Hitler had won the war, that he had suc...