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The Russian Kremlin
Greene, Meg.
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Lucent Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.9 4.0 51643.
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NA4415.R92 M62 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Many Russian cities have a kremlin, but the subject of this book is the renowned one in Moscow. The history of Russia from a principality to an empire to the Soviet Union and again to Russia is woven into a survey of changes in the Kremlin from a simple wooden structure to the elaborate complex of today. Greene writes clearly as she explains how architectural decisions were made in response to changing technologies and tastes as the structures were built, destroyed, and rebuilt. She presents additional material in sidebars about the Orthodox Church, specific architectural features, and important individuals. There are a few errors, including the description of the parameters of the Tatar Empire. The main problem with the book, however, is that its black-and-white photographs and reproductions simply don't have the appeal of the attractive color plates in guidebooks that also give much of the same history and information on architectural features. Libraries holding a copy of Abraham Ascher's The Kremlin (Newsweek, 1972; o.p.) already have a well-told history with sumptuous photographs.-Elizabeth Talbot, University of Illinois, Champaign (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.