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Archangel
Archangel
Author: Robert Harris
The murderous search for Josef Stalin's personal notebook takes an American professor to the vast forests of northern Russia, where Stalin's final, shocking secret waits to be discovered... — "A gratifying reminder that it is possible to write popular fiction with intelligence and grace."--The Washington Post — "His best plotted and most ab...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780515127485
ISBN-10: 0515127485
Publication Date: 2/1/2000
Pages: 415
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 66 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
If you like Russian spy novels, you'll love this! A suspenseful thriller set in modern-day Russia, the book centers around the existence of an oft-rumored but never found journal kept by former Russian leader Joseph Stalin. Scholar "Fluke" Kelso, a Sovietologist in Russia for an academic conference, gets drawn into a twisted plot when he meets someone who believes he can tell Kelso where this legendary journal is hidden. A sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat ride, with many surprises, I enjoyed this book very much and highly recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 4
Harris's powerful new thriller . . . makes clever imaginative use of actual historical detail . . . will keep you on edge. NY Times. It would be the find of a lifetime, a personal notebook that once belonged to Josef Stalin. More than one life is at stake in the murderous race for the truth. . . . in the vast forests of northern Russia, the final, shocking secret of Josef Stalin waits to be discovered.
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Helpful Score: 3
Well-researched story of last days of Stalin and his longterm impact on Russia. Good combination of Russian history (and historians)and contemporary Russian society.
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