Glorious misadventures : Nikolai Rezanov and the dream of a Russian America / Owen Matthews.
- ISBN: 9781620402399 : HRD
- ISBN: 1620402394 : HRD
- Description: page cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : St Martins Pr 2013
- 3 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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|Gloucester||Adult Nonfiction||979.8/Matthews (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
|Danvers||Adult Nonfiction||DK 190.6 R4 M38 2013 (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
|Stoneham||Adult Nonfiction Lower Level||979.8 MAT (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
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|Summary:|| "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"-- Provided by publisher.
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