Blog posts tagged with 'the secret lives of the tsars'

Secret Lives of the Tsars
Why suffer through dry political policies and unbearably long winters when you can delve right into the scandals with Michael Farquhar’s Secret Lives of the Tsars, a crash course in Russian history that reads like a sophisticated and educated gossip magazine? Farquhar outlines his goal with his subtitle: “three centuries of autocracy, debauchery, betrayal, murder and madness from Romanov Russia,” and he delivers admirably.