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Archangel
Archangel
Author: Robert Harris
Present-day Russia is the setting for this stunning new novel from Robert Harris, author of the bestsellers Fatherland and Enigma. — ???????? — Archangel tells the story of four days in the life of Fluke Kelso, a dissipated, middle-aged former Oxford historian, who is in Moscow to attend a conference on the newly opened Soviet archives. — ???????? ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780679428886
ISBN-10: 0679428887
Publication Date: 1/19/1999
Pages: 373
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  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, 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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