page 75 of 672 of Empire of the Czar

I had to pick this book up a few times before I could finally settle into it. The language is a bit formal (and it’s a translation, too) and since it was written nearly 200 years ago there is some cultural shorthand that has been lost to bridge the reader to the author.

However, once I got going – this is great stuff.

His stories, especially of his family are amazing. He’s also the European guy in Russia Ark!