The Kremlin - Abraham AscherReader's Digest, 1972, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Hinges weak at the title page otherwise a very well presented copy.
From the cover: “Violence and bloodshed have been associated with the Moscow Kremlin from the dawn of its history. According to the earliest written record, the site of the first Kremlin — a wooded promontory overlooking the confluence of Moscow’s two great rivers — was wrested from its owner by an unprincipled nobleman who resorted to deception and eventually murder to obtain his prize. The Kremlin is also a symbol of the nobler aspects of Russian life: the domestic tenderness of the Romanov tsars; the vivid colours and exuberant ornamentation of native folk art; and the indomitable spirit of the Muscovites themselves, who withstood Tatar onslaughts, Napoleon’s Russian campaign, and German advances in two world wars.”
Size: 11¾" x 9¼"
Series: Wonders of Man
Number of Pages: 172
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