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I loved this book as it is a sharp and shocking insight into Russia history that is extremely well written and informative Every now and again I need to be shocked by history and while I have read a lot of books on this period in history and the terror of Stalin, The Whisperers has something entire...
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Rec'd by Judkins:Figes (despite his sketchy online shenanigans) is particularly good at brilliantly, thoroughly and concisely telling the stories of world-changing epochs while at the same time widening the temporal scope.