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Verk av Edward Crankshaw

The Fall of the House of Habsburg (1963) 304 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Bismarck (1981) 227 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Chrusjtjov - en karriär (1966) 103 exemplar
Gestapo: Instrument of Tyranny (1973) 101 exemplar
Khrushchev's Russia (1959) 97 exemplar, 1 recension
Maria Theresa (1969) 84 exemplar, 1 recension
The Habsburgs: Portrait of a Dynasty (1971) 74 exemplar, 1 recension
Putting Up with the Russians (1984) 16 exemplar
Russia and Britain (1900) 7 exemplar
Russia and the Russians (2007) 6 exemplar

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Chrusjtjov minns (1970) — Introduction, Commentary and Notes; Redaktör — 552 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Khrushchev Remembers: The Last Testament (1974) — Förord — 151 exemplar, 1 recension
The Penkovskiy Papers (1982) — Förord, vissa utgåvor149 exemplar, 1 recension
I Was a German: The Autobiography of a Revolutionary (1933) — Översättare, vissa utgåvor124 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Lord Jim [Norton Critical Editiom, 1968] (1968) — Bidragsgivare — 94 exemplar
Försök till självbiografi (1955) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor72 exemplar, 2 recensioner
A Century of Conflict, 1850-1950: Essays for A.J.P. Taylor (1967) — Bidragsgivare — 9 exemplar

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This book could more rightly be called "The sketch of a Dynasty" ; If you have no idea who the Habsburgs were you might use this as a starting point but personally I found that the information was presented in a somewhat unclear way and the author was not objective.
 
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Litrvixen | Jun 23, 2022 |
This book tackles an ambitious piece of Russian history: the near century of imperial rule leading up to the 1917 Russian Revolution. The reigns of tsars Nicholas I, Alexander II, Alexander III, and Nicholas II are covered. The focus is on the political outlook and policies of each ruler are discussed, giving the reader a sense of how Russia responded to reforms, repressions, and everything in between. I am not certain I can concur with the author's conclusions about the Russian people, the autocratic system, and why reform was so difficult, but I hope to find more extensive and updated research on this topic in other sources. Overall, this book made for an interesting read on why the Romanov dynasty collapsed, although it did make for dense reading at times (as one might expect when condensing so much history into less than 400 pages).… (mer)
 
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wagner.sarah35 | 3 andra recensioner | Jul 21, 2021 |
Well written look at Bismarck. It is not a complete and thorough biography, which is by design. The author was very adept at relating history and personalities. Bismarck was a force across Europe throughout his time in power and while he kept war to a minimum, the author also points out that he laid the foundation for 2 world wars, in major part. Good reading.
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Whiskey3pa | 2 andra recensioner | Mar 29, 2020 |
There was no proper drop, only stools to be kicked away, and the stools were too low for a quick kill.

A friend of mine worked at University and saw a stack of copies being remaindered; he purchased these for our literature club (samizdat) and I duly devoured it. Crankshaw may appear to be a determinist per the Saga Rus but it is more nuanced than such. This is a remarkable text.
 
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jonfaith | 3 andra recensioner | Feb 22, 2019 |

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