What I Saw in Russia

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ISBN 9780571247486 Format Paperback
9780571247486
Paperback
Published 27/11/2008 Length 398 pages
398

About Book

This book, first published in 1913, and, in this enlarged version, 1927, is distilled from three earlier books: With the Russians in Manchuria (impressions of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905), A Year in Russia (the record of a momentous year in the political history of Russia, 1905-1906) and Russian Essays and Studies ( later impressions).

In a country of recrudescent Russophobia it is refreshing to read an observer with more positive views. Maurice Baring had a life-long enthusiasm for Russia and things Russian. He also happened to be there during one of its most eventful periods. His writings on Russia deserve a new audience, they might have started as journalism but their quality and intelligence give them lasting value.

This book, first published in 1913, and, in this enlarged version, 1927, is distilled from three earlier books: With the Russians in Manchuria (impressions of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905), A Year in Russia (the record of a momentous year in the political history of Russia, 1905-1906) and Russian Essays and Studies ( later impressions).In a country of recrudescent Russophobia it is refreshing to read an observer with more positive views. Maurice Baring had a life-long enthusiasm for Russia and things Russian. He also happened to be there during one of its most eventful periods. His writings on Russia deserve a new audience, they might have started as journalism but their quality and intelligence give them lasting value.
  • About Maurice Baring

    Maurice Baring (1874-1945) was a diplomat, journalist, novelist, poet, critic, linguist, Russian scholar, travel writer and wit with a genius for friendship. He was rightly dubbed 'A Citizen of Europe'. Faber Finds is reissuing four of his works which give a flavour of his protean talents.

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