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A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin
Japan at War: An Oral History
Haruko Taya Cook, Theodore F. Cook
Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin
Leon Uris
Falling Free (Vorkosigan Saga, #4)
Lois McMaster Bujold
Century Rain
Alastair Reynolds
The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
Caroline Alexander
Rite of Passage
Alexei Panshin
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
Laurence Bergreen
The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad
Harrison E. Salisbury
The Forsaken: From The Great Depression To The Gulags: Hope And Betrayal In Stalin's Russia
Tim Tzouliadis
Archangel - Robert Harris My fourth Robert Harris after the excellent [b:Imperium|243601|Imperium (Cicero, #1)|Robert Harris|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1173066789s/243601.jpg|1237325], the satisfactory [b:Pompeii|880|Pompeii|Robert Harris|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320449408s/880.jpg|268880] and the not so good [b:Enigma|843989|Enigma|Robert Harris|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320533330s/843989.jpg|1083681].

"Archangel" comes close to being as good as [b:Imperium|243601|Imperium (Cicero, #1)|Robert Harris|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1173066789s/243601.jpg|1237325]. In fact, if the third half (apart from the excellent and unexpected ending) weren't dull, it would be even better than "Imperium".

But I still think this is one of the best novels written about stalinism in Russia. If you are wary of reading non-fiction but nevertheless are interested to know more about Joseph Stalin and the USSR, this book would prove to be an excellent companion.