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Hovey's Bookshelf: Halfhyde at the Bight of Benin

Book: Halfhyde at the Bight of Benin (Halfhyde #1), 

Author: Philip McCutchan

Publisher: McBooks Press (Ithacha, NY), 1974

Background: I haven’t read or enjoyed historical fiction in a long time. 331 more words

Africa

House of Orphans – Helen Dunmore

Rating: 5 stars

Early this June, when Helen Dunmore died at the age of just 64, I was reading her novel House of Orphans, published originally in 2006; it’s only now, nearly nine weeks later, I feel able to put into writing my thoughts on the book. 396 more words

99 Years / 99 лет

Dear readers! 99 years ago today, Nicholas II, Emperor of all the Russias, along with his family and faithful servants, was cruelly murdered by the Bolsheviks. 16 more words

Russia

CHISINAU, MOLDOVA: TRIUMPHAL ARCH

The Triumphal arch was built in 1840 by the architect I. Zauschevic  to commemorate the victory of the Russian Empire  over the Ottoman Empire during the Russo-Turkish War (1828-1829.) It stands in front of the Nativity Cathedral in central Chisinau. 25 more words

Travel

Unknown Author, "The Guileful Wife", a Kabard Folktale. Part I

This strange tale “The Guileful Wife” (Kovarnaia zhena) comes from the same volume (Vol. 6) of the Sbornik Svedeniy o Kavkazskikh Gortsakh (Digest of Intelligences concerning the Caucasus Mountaineers) as the much more famous “Chechen Tribe” by U. 1,359 more words

Ethnography

The Coolest Video on YouTube

You guys, I’ve discovered what just may be the coolest video on YouTube.

That’s quite a claim to make, so let me explain. My readers probably know I’m very interested in the Russian Empire. 275 more words

Russia