The Resource The conquest of a continent : Siberia and the Russians, W. Bruce Lincoln

The conquest of a continent : Siberia and the Russians, W. Bruce Lincoln

Label
The conquest of a continent : Siberia and the Russians
Title
The conquest of a continent
Title remainder
Siberia and the Russians
Statement of responsibility
W. Bruce Lincoln
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This epic of adventure, heroism, discovery, exploitation, and almost unimaginable cruelty is perhaps unrivaled in human history. It is a sweeping account of the conquest of a formidable landmass millions of square miles bigger than the United States, a story of tremendous human adventure, military exploits, economic power, and geographic discovery. A virtual continent, Siberia contains the world's wildest frontier and its richest storehouse of natural resources. From the
  • Time Attila the Hun stormed out of Asia to terrorize Europe, and the fierce Mongol chieftain Chingis Khan shaped an empire larger than the Soviet Union, here are the rulers, statesmen, explorers, and convicts who took part in the saga of the nations and empires that formed their destinies in the vast forests and steppes of Eurasia. The Conquest of a Continent brings to life entrepreneurs such as the Stroganovs and the Demidovs, founders of two great merchant dynasties
  • That dominated Siberia at the time of Peter the Great. It tells of the great explorers like Bering, who led the Russians to Alaska in a voyage that ranks as one of the most trying in the annals of the eighteenth century. It tells how Siberia became a haven for trappers, Cossacks, and peasant settlers seeking a better life - but more dramatically, it also recounts the sufferings of millions of political exiles and convict laborers, an indelible story of human depravity
  • That runs like a dark thread across the last four hundred years of Siberia's history. The conquest of Siberia was an undertaking that boggles the imagination. Just the building of the Trans-Siberian railroad is an epic without parallel. Although the Russians have exploited its natural wealth for centuries, Siberia remains virtually unknown to Europeans and Americans except as the land of Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Archipelago," an ice-bound prison of forced labor and death
  • Most Westerners do not know that Siberia contains four rivers larger than the Mississippi or that a sixth of the world's gold and silver, a fifth of its platinum, a quarter of its timber, and a third of its iron and manganese lie within it. Nor do they know that modern Siberia contains cities the size of Dallas, New Orleans, Boston, Detroit, and Pittsburgh, or that it boasts some of the most fertile grainfields on the Eurasian continent. Using a rich array of sources
  • Never examined together before - major research collections in St. Petersburg and Moscow, as well as those in Paris, London, and the United States - Bruce Lincoln has written a superb chronicle of an extraordinary, mind-defying undertaking
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lincoln, W. Bruce
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK761
LC item number
.L56 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Siberia (Russia)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Sibérie (Russie)
  • Veroveringen
  • Russen
Label
The conquest of a continent : Siberia and the Russians, W. Bruce Lincoln
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [461]-478) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Russians take Siberia -- Russians explore their conquest -- Largest part of the Russian empire -- Red Siberia -- Siberia's modern age
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 500 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780679412144
Lccn
93022342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27641949
  • (OCoLC)ocm27641949
Label
The conquest of a continent : Siberia and the Russians, W. Bruce Lincoln
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [461]-478) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Russians take Siberia -- Russians explore their conquest -- Largest part of the Russian empire -- Red Siberia -- Siberia's modern age
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 500 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780679412144
Lccn
93022342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27641949
  • (OCoLC)ocm27641949

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