East of the Sun: The Epic Conquest & Tragic History of Siberia

East of the Sun: The Epic Conquest & Tragic History of Siberia

by Benson Bobrick

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Overview

With vivid immediacy, the author describes the often brutal subjugation of Siberias aboriginal tribes & the cultures that were destroyed; the great 18th-century explorations that defined Siberias borders & Russias attempt to extend Siberia further with settlements in Alaska, Calif., & Hawaii; & the transformation of Siberia into a penal colony for criminal & political exiles, an experiment more terrible than Australias Botany Bay. There is the building of the stupendous Trans-Siberian Railway across seven time zones; Siberias key role in the bloody aftermath of the October Revolution in 1917; & Stalins dreaded Gulag.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805029819
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/1993
Edition description: 1st Owl Book ed
Pages: 544

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