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Simon Sebag Montefiore


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Simon Jonathan Sebag Montefiore is a British historian, television presenter and author of popular history books and novels.
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A Biography
Lilia M. Schwarcz - Aug 21, 2018 (first published in 2015)
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A sweeping and absorbing biography of Brazil, from the sixteenth century to the presentFor many Americans, Brazil is a land of contradictions: vast natural resources and entrenched corruption; extraordinary wealth and grinding poverty; beautiful beaches and violence-torn favelas. Brazil occupies a vivid place in the American imagination, and yet it...
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Aug 03, 2018
Here’s a brilliant book i think many of you wld enjoy: Brazil: a Biography by Lilia Schwarcz & Heloise Starling. Superb beautifully written and masterly blockbuster history of this wild vast exotic country w its triumphs & crimes, slavery gold empire rebellion. @PenguinRandomUK     source
Lenin on the Train
Catherine Merridale - Mar 28, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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A gripping, meticulously researched account of Lenin’s fateful 1917 rail journey from Zurich to Petrograd, where he ignited the Russian Revolution and forever changed the worldIn April 1917, as the Russian Tsar Nicholas II’s abdication sent shockwaves across war-torn Europe, the future leader of the Bolshevik revolution Vladimir Lenin was far away,...
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Oct 11, 2016
Lenin on the Train disccussed w Catherine Merridale @Dauntbooks The Bolsheviks were partly funded by the sale of condoms. Wonderful book     source