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Prichudy i strannosti znamenityh ljudej. Znamenitye chudaki i originalyVse vragi bojalis' admirala Ushakova, a kogo bojalsja sam Ushakov? Kakoe neobychnoe oruzhie vybral knjaz' A.S. Men'shikov dlja dujeli s grafom Klejnmihelem? Komu obeshhal otdat' v zheny svoju doch' geroj Otechestvennoj vojny graf Platov? A takzhe pohozhdenija brilliantov Marii-Antuanetty v Rossii, razvlechenija i samodurstvo, modniki i modnicy, znamenitye artisty, silachi i avantjuristy konca XVIII - nachala XIX vekov, neobychnye postupki, original'nye vyhodki i chudachestva, byvshie predmetom spleten i peresudov v svete - obo vsem jetom slushajte v zamechatel'nyh istorijah o neobychnom v povsednevnoj zhizni togo vremeni. Jeta kniga stanet podlinnym otkrytiem dlja vseh, kto interesuetsja istoriej kul'tury i byta imperatorskoj Rossii.

Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

Public Domain (P)2005 Cdcom Publishing

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  • Betsy UK
  • 08-18-16

Excellent in every way

Where does Prichudy i strannosti znamenityh ljudej. Znamenitye chudaki i originaly rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the top. Its a brilliant insight into previous eras, painting a live picture of people's daily lives and characters.

What did you like best about this story?

The amount of detail - I had no idea about 80% of facts of daily life a few centuries ago.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Ideally yes :)