Glorious Misadventures: Nikolai Rezanov and the Dream of a Russian America (BOK)

Owen Matthews

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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, millionaire and gambler. His quest 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 his dreams of both love and empire. From the glittering court of Catherine the Great to the wilds of the New World, Matthews conjures a brilliantly original portrait of one of Russia's most eccentric Empire-builders.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Owen Matthews
Forlag
Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 9781408822234
Antall sider 400 Vekt 769 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900