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DOWNLOAD ✓ LABMEDNEWS.XYZ ½ Owen Matthews CHARACTERS ´ Glorious Misadventures 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. Nikolai Rezanov s story is not well known in Europe outside of Russia and what initially attracted me to this book was the prospect of reading about Russia s attempt to colonise North America from the west That story does feature but the book is a biography of Rezanov rather than a history of Russian America Rezanov is though a difficult subject for a biographer Although at times courageous and far sighted the latter characteristic could spill over into simple dreaming and he was also a shameless liar and a martinet with a volcanic temper That said he did lead a remarkable life An ambitious palace courtier he married into a merchant family made wealthy by the Siberian and Alaskan fur trade took part in Russia s first round the world expedition was sent as ambassador to Japan to try to break that country s self imposed isolation a task for which he was completely unsuited sailed as far as San Francisco to extend Russia s North American territories and finally tried to start an unauthorised war with Japan in revenge for his diplomatic loss of faceAuthor Owen Matthews makes a good job of setting the context of Rezanov s story whether that is the court of Catherine the Great Tokugawa Japan Russian Alaska or Spanish California The uality of writing is excellent the vivid descriptions of each location as good as anything the written word can convey Just as vivid was the author s description of the Russian colonists of Alaska a gang of cutthroats drunkards and desperadoes single handedly kept in line by one Alexander Baranov who must have been an incredibly forceful personality The extent of research is also impressive notwithstanding one erroneous reference to President Andrew Jackson rather than Andrew Johnson which I suspect was a typo arising from predictive text I wasn t entirely convinced though by the author s view that history might have been different had the Russians been bolder about their American project his own descriptions make it clear that Russian Alaska led a precarious existence and it seems to me that feudal empires like those of Russia and Spain could not in the long run have competed with the rapidly growing economies of the US and Britain There was enough in this book for me to say it was enjoyable It s a pity though that Rezanov wasn t a attractive character It s hard for the reader to identify with himNB The above review was originally posted in July 2015 and was slightly altered in December 2019 香蜜沉沉烬如霜 great Imperial vision was Nikolai Rezanov – diplomat adventurer courtier. 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DOWNLOAD ✓ LABMEDNEWS.XYZ ½ Owen Matthews CHARACTERS ´ Glorious Misadventures Millionaire and gambler His uest 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. A lot of people seem to have liked this book It just didn t flow for me it seemed stale with no voice Everything seemed flat and forced into a narrative that didn t uite flow Then there was the error that made me uestion so much about the rest of the book On page 311 he states that the purchase of Alaska was held up because the US congress was busy attemting to impeach President Andrew Jackson The index also refers to Andrew Jackson on page 311It was Andrew Johnson being impeached Andrew Jackson s presidency was 3 decades before Johnson sThat may seem an inconseuential error but if he gets an American president wrong what about the Russian names dates and facts that I the layman is counting on him to get correct پشت پردهای انقلاب اسلامی gambler His uest 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. A lot of people seem to have liked this book It just didn t flow for me it seemed stale with no voice Everything seemed flat and forced into a narrative that didn t uite flow Then there was the error that made me uestion so much about the rest of the book On page 311 he states that the purchase of Alaska was held up because the US congress was busy attemting to impeach President Andrew Jackson The index also refers to Andrew Jackson on page 311It was Andrew Johnson being impeached Andrew Jackson s presidency was 3 decades before Johnson sThat may seem an inconseuential error but if he دیدار فرهی و فتوحات آخرالزمانی gets an American president wrong what about the Russian names dates and facts that I the layman is counting on him to ماجرای فرار ارتشبد قره باغی get correct


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    Glorious Misadventures E–pub/Kindle DOWNLOAD ✓ LABMEDNEWS.XYZ ½ Owen Matthews Nikolai Rezanov's story is not well known in Europe outside of Russia and what initially attracted me to this book was the prospect of reading about Russia's attempt to colonise North America from the west That story does feature but the book is a biography of Rezanov rather than a history of Russian America Rezanov is though a difficult subject for a biographer Although at times courageous and far sighted th

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    Glorious Misadventures E–pub/Kindle DOWNLOAD ✓ LABMEDNEWS.XYZ ½ Owen Matthews Owen Matthews ½ 1 CHARACTERS What a great story and what a great research effort and what great writing I loved every minute of this book which gives insight into a period of California and West Coast history that is mostly unknown to us but very well known in Russia It gives insight into Catherine the Great Paul and Alexander War and Peace It actually manages

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    Owen Matthews ½ 1 CHARACTERS DOWNLOAD ✓ LABMEDNEWS.XYZ ½ Owen Matthews CHARACTERS Glorious Misadventures There is much interesting material here and obviously Matthews has done a lot of research His assertions at times feel like overstatements but then again it is always easy to assert that history could have veered off in another direction at any moment I for one have always regretted that Great Britain declined to purchase Alaska; because it would then be part of Canada todayThe details are a bit sloppy in places and since I'm only ualified

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    Glorious Misadventures E–pub/Kindle A lot of people seem to have liked this book It just didn't flow for me it seemed stale with no voice Everything seemed fl

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    Glorious Misadventures E–pub/Kindle A rollicking great adventure but also a depressing recitation of incompetance drunkeness brutatlity and deceit by people who were way out of their depth The author did a wonderful job of researching this true stor

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    DOWNLOAD ✓ LABMEDNEWS.XYZ ½ Owen Matthews Glorious Misadventures E–pub/Kindle Owen Matthews ½ 1 CHARACTERS Glorious Misadventures is one of modern history's remarkable tales well told Nikolai Rezanov's career stretched from Catherine the Great's palace to the presidio of San Francisco with adventures across Siberia confinement in Japan and starvation in Russian Alaska along the way Matthews uses Rezanov to tell the larger story of Russia's failed American empire hinting at some classic what ifs Russia as Matthews puts it n

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    Glorious Misadventures E–pub/Kindle An interesting story of Russian attempts to colonize Alaska and the entire western coast of North America by Nikolai Rezanov a Russian nobleman who also attempted to set up the commercial links with JapanNikolai Rezanov was one of the founders of the Russian American Company – a state sponsored chartered company to establish new settlements in Russian America The tsar Aleksander I commissioned Rezanov as Russian ambassador to Ja

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    Glorious Misadventures E–pub/Kindle DOWNLOAD ✓ LABMEDNEWS.XYZ ½ Owen Matthews Glorious Misadventures is a great introduction to Imperial Russian History from Peter the Great’s reign to Alexander I’s reign More specifically it focuses on the Imperial government’s half hearted attempts to colonize the North Pacific The major player in this account is Nikolai Rezanov who attempted in

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    Glorious Misadventures E–pub/Kindle Very enjoyable and very illuminating It must read for exploration and or Russia geeks

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  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • Glorious Misadventures
  • Owen Matthews
  • English
  • 10 October 2019
  • 9781620402399