Books by Douglas Smith

RASPUTIN by Douglas Smith
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A tour de force of research from the Russian archives, the book is a deeply detailed, occasionally plodding biography of one of history's most malleable characters."
On the centenary of his death, a vigorous attempt to penetrate the monstrous myths surrounding Grigory Yefimovich Rasputin (1869-1916). Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Sobering stories about the politics of power—its loss, its gain—and the deep human suffering that inevitably results."
When the Bolshevik Revolution came in 1917, the new order began transforming aristocrats into paupers, exiles and corpses—a transformation that consumed decades. Read full book review >
A LION AMONG MEN by Gregory Maguire
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Maguire's inspired world-building strides from strength to strength."
The further adventures of L. Frank Baum's beloved characters are more fatefully connected with the political history of Oz in this third installment of Maguire's justly praised revisionist series. Read full book review >