Montefiore, Simon Sebag

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The World: A Family History of Humanity

History buffs and novices will appreciate this extensive, accessible, highly recommended work; it may inspire them to dig into lesser-known areas of global history.

Red Sky at Noon

Benya's story animates a ten-day, desperate struggle in Stalin's huge gamble against the Nazi war machine. World War II fiction aficionados will want to read this.

Young Stalin

In this companion volume to Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (above), which can also be read on its own, Montefiore examines important and surprising milestones in Stalin's childhood and his prolonged youth as well as his prerevolutionary and early postrevolution days...

Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar

This lively and detailed chronicle of Stalin's life starts with the creation of the Gulag in 1929, through the leader's death in 1953...

The Romanovs: 1613–1918

Finishing this hefty read will take effort, but the reward is worth the time. Fans of Russian and world history, those who enjoyed the author's previous works, and anyone interested in royal intrigue and betrayal will find great pleasure here. [See Prepub Alert, 11/9/15.]

One Night in Winter

Highly recommended reading for fans of thrillers, historical fiction, and history. [See Prepub Alert, 11/3/13.]


A marvelous panorama for all readers with an interest in religious studies or world history. [See Prepub Alert, 4/4/11.]

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