The Conquest of a Continent: Siberia and the Russians

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An account of the history of Siberia describes the actions of the rulers, statesmen, explorers, and convicts whose destinies were shaped there and chronicles the human depravity that existed there for four centuries. 20,000 first printing.

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"In The Conquest of a Continent, the historian W. Bruce Lincoln details Siberia's role in Russian history, one remarkably similar to that of the frontier in the development of the U. S. . . . It is a big, panoramic book, in keeping with the immensity of its subject."--Chicago Tribune

"Lincoln is a compelling writer whose chapters are colorful snapshots of Siberia's past and present. . . . The Conquest of a Continent is a vivid narrative that will inform and entertain the broader reading public."--American Historical Review

"This story includes Genghis Khan, who sent the Mongols warring into Russia; Ivan the Terrible, who conquered Siberia for Russia; Peter the Great, who supported scientific expeditions and mining enterprises; and Mikhail Gorbachev, whose glasnost policy prompted a new sense of `Siberian' nationalism. It is also the story of millions of souls who themselves were conquered by Siberia. . . . Vast riches and great misery, often intertwined, mark this region."--The Wall Street Journa

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W. Bruce Lincoln is Distinguished Research Professor of Russian history at Northern Illinois University.

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