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Hybrid Book Discussion – Lost Kingdom (2017) OR A Short History of Russia (2020)
November 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join Chester County History Center book discussion about thought-provoking history books and connect with others in the community.
In Lost Kingdom, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues that we can only understand the confluence of Russian imperialism and nationalism today by delving into the nation’s history. Spanning over 500 years, from the end of the Mongol rule to the present day, Plokhy shows how leaders from Ivan the Terrible to Joseph Stalin to Vladimir Putin exploited existing forms of identity, warfare, and territorial expansion to achieve imperial supremacy.
Excerpt from Amazon.com
OR for a shorter encapsulation of a complex subject:
In A Short History of Russia Mark Galeotti takes us behind the myths to the heart of the Russian story: from the formation of a nation to its early legends – including Ivan the Terrible and Catherine the Great – to the rise and fall of the Romanovs, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War, Chernobyl and the end of the Soviet Union – plus the arrival of an obscure politician named Vladimir Putin. Excerpt from Amazon.com
This discussion will be hybrid. In-person gathering will be held at Chester County History Center. A Zoom link will be emailed to attendees ahead of the event for virtual participation.
Hybrid Book Discussion is free but we appreciate donations of any size!