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Michael Farquhar
Michael Farquhar, a former writer and editor at The Washington Post, is the bestselling author of numerous books, including the critically acclaimed Behind the Palace Doors and Secret Lives of the Tsars, as well as the popular Penguin "Treasury" series: A Treasury of Royal Scandals, A Treasury of... show more

Michael Farquhar, a former writer and editor at The Washington Post, is the bestselling author of numerous books, including the critically acclaimed Behind the Palace Doors and Secret Lives of the Tsars, as well as the popular Penguin "Treasury" series: A Treasury of Royal Scandals, A Treasury of Great American Scandals, A Treasury of Deception, A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans, and his latest title, Bad Days in History. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it 4 years ago
I've long had my eye on Farquhar's books but his recent Secret Lives of the Tsars was the first I actually read. It really impressed me, more than I'd thought it would, so when I saw this on Hoopla, I had to give it a try because...well Tudors and Hapsburgs = extremely interesting. Perhaps it's t...
Mystereity
Mystereity rated it 4 years ago
Fun and interesting, but it felt like it took a year to read it. Perhaps getting it out of the library wasn't a great idea. Not a book to read on a time constraint. But enjoyable.
Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it 5 years ago
Though I've been working my way through this slowly, don't think it was because I found it boring. Quite the reverse, actually. Regrettably, I know little Russian history, so I learned vast amounts from this book. Interesting enough, there was a surprising amount of overlap between this and A Royal ...
Jolene
Jolene rated it 6 years ago
**Thank you to Random House and Netgalley for providing this in exchange for an honest review**This was a great introduction to the Romanov dynasty. I'm a little embarrassed to admit the only people I already really knew anything about was Catherine the Great and Anastasia. This was a great book to ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 6 years ago
Disclaimer: ARC read via Netgalley in exchange for a fair review. Perhaps it is unfair to read this book after reading Elephant Company, which was the type of book that made me want to go find everything else by the author. This isn’t the first Farquhar book I’ve read, and last y...
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