Empire of the Czar: A Journey Through Eternal Russia
More than 150 years after its publication, the Marquis de Custine's colorful account of his journey through Russia is more relevant today than ever before. "Throughout the years, Custine's Empire has remained one of the most famous Western accounts of czarist days".--San Francisco Chronicle. 16 pages of black-and-white photographs.
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Continuation of the Life of Madame de Custine V Her Arrest
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