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Glorious Misadventures free pdf The Russian Empire once extended deep into America: in 1818 Russia's furthest outposts were in California and Hawaii. The dreamer behind this great Imperial vision was Nikolai Rezanov diplomat, adventurer, courtier, millionaire and gambler. His quest to plant Russian colonies from Siberia to California led him to San Francisco, where he was captivated by Conchita, the fifteen-year-old daughter of the Spanish Governor, who embodied his dreams of both love and empire. From the glittering court of Catherine the Great to the wilds of the New World, Matthews conjures a brilliantly original portrait of one of Russia's most eccentric Empire-builders."

About Owen Matthews

Owen Matthews was born in London and spent part of his childhood in America. He studied Modern History at Oxford University before beginning his career as a journalist in Bosnia. In 1995 he accepted a job at "The Moscow Times," a daily English-language newspaper. He also freelanced for a number of publications including "The Times," the "Spectator "and the "Independent." In 1997, he became a correspondent at "Newsweek "magazine in Moscow where he covered the second Chechen war, as well as politics and society. Owen was also one of the first journalists to witness the start of the US bombing in the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan, 2001, and went on to cover the invasion of Iraq, 2003. His first book on Russian history, "Stalin's Children," was published to great critical acclaim in 2008. Owen is currently "Newsweek "magazine's bureau chief in Moscow, where he lives with his wife and two children.

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Author : Owen Matthews
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Data Published : 12 November 2013
ISBN : 1620402394
EAN : 9781620402399
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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