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Free read Professor Martensi ärasõit 107 Life finds him reliving his past and uestioning the degree to which he has sacrificed himself to maintain a corrupt regime one that ultimately disdains both him and his people Considered an outsider by the czar’s adviser Martens is nonetheless needed for his skills Still he is marginalized and kept in the shadowsFar than just a political or philosophical novel Professor Martens’ Departure is an astonishing reconstruction of czarist Russ. A very difficult book to read in the sense that there is so much detail that you absolutely must give this story your full attention and not everything is spelled out for you in terms of the book s underlying message It is one of those novels you really must think about while and after you re reading it If however you want a very good work by an Estonian author this is it I ve already ordered two of Kross s books he is a very gifted writer I think my only criticism of this book would be the depth of detail because it is easy to become lost if you are not paying careful attention It also tends to impede an uninterrupted session of reading when there are so many details But beyond that I felt the book to be insightful and a very good story1909 is the year in which this book takes place it is four years after the signing of the Portsmouth Treaty after the Russo Japanese War in which at one blow the Japanese defeated Russia s navy Professor Friedrich Fromhold Martens an Estonian native is riding the train from Parnu his hometown to St Petersburg where he has been summoned The book is composed of his thoughts and a review of his life and career in the service of Imperial Russia under the Czar Martens became a professor of international law and shortly after his career began he was asked to serve the Czarist regime as an expert in treaties asked to put together a complete history of every treaty Russia and the Empire has ever been involved with all of this to aid in the decisions to be made in creating a treaty with the Japanese after Russia s defeat at their handsAs he searches his life through his mind musings his overaching thoughts seem to me imho to be of his own concept of limitations placed on him throughout his life either because of nationality or self interest and regrets caused by what he did and did not do in his lifetime But his realizations come too late For example he notes how in private he and his colleagues exercise our light sarcastic wit on the Emperor his ministers his court the secret police the rascals favored by the state Rasputin but always within limitsin the presence of outsiders we hold our tongue 83 Then he proceeds to contrast his own actions against those of Tolstoy who spoke out in favor of anarchy rather than government under the brutal regime of Czarist Russia Time and again Martens muses on how he could have done things differently but did not even when what the Emperor Nicholas II the chicken brain 102 asked him to do contradicted what he really believed Even during one of Czarist Russia s darkest moments in 1905 Bloody Sunday he had knowledge ahead of time and did not warn anyone what was about to happen Even his own basic beliefs regarding the state and its obligation to the individual135 reflected his understanding about what should be yet he holds back in practiceThere is a LOT in this novel so this is just a bare bones outline Anyone interested in Czarist Russia and the place of the provincials from the Balkan countries during that time should definitely put this on their list of books to readI would recommend this book to readers of historical fiction but prepare to devote all of your energy to reading it

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Free read Professor Martensi ärasõit 107 S based on an actual official of the czarist reign a distinguished Estonian jurist curiously reminiscent of Henry KissingerFaced with a dire financial crisis in Russia Professor Martens orchestrates a major loan from the French government to stave off famine; as time passes however he realizes that he has managed to perpetuate a brutal regime that keeps its political prisoners in chainsThis fictional memoir written at the end of Martens’. One of the better books on the 1001 books to read before you die list It was well written Though very little happens during the course of the story I was always eager to get back to Professor Martens and his story Professor Martens played an important part in Russia s history in the late 19th and early 20th centuries His father also Professor Martens played important roles some 80 years earlier At times it was difficult to keep them apart as our professor Martens experiences flashbacks or even past life memories of his father I think a primary reason I was able to enjoy this book so much is because earlier this year I read King Kaiser Tsar Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War KKT was all about the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th Meetings between Nicky and Willy that are mentioned in passing in Professor Martens Departure were described in detail in KKT There was some attention to the meeting in Portsmouth NH in KKT as well which was a pivotal moment in Professor Martens career Had I not recently read KKT I would have been completely lost in these areas so if you want to attempt this one read KKT or another book about the same time period and players

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Free read Professor Martensi ärasõit 107 Widely read in Europe the Estonian novelist Jaan Kross is considered one of the most important writers of the Baltic region and is an often named candidate for the Nobel PrizeHis new historical novel Professor Martens’ Departure is written in a classic elegiac style reminiscent of Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s The Leopard and it evokes the complex world of czarist Russian society at the turn of the century The character of Professor Martens i. A great historical novel about a real person Friedrich Martens 1845 1909 an Estonian born Russian diplomat who was a key negotiator for the Russian Czar For example he helped negotiate the treaty ending the Russo Japanese War with Teddy Roosevelt s administration at Portsmouth New Hampshire in 1905 Martens was involved in establishing the World Court at The Hague and the International Red Cross organization The book is a fictionalized but very factual biography Unlike a traditional biographical work we learn about his childhood late in the book The book is translated from the Estonian The book is structured as Professor Martens in his old age reflecting back as he travels from Estonia to St Petersburg Russia by train All his life he has been amazed and troubled by the many real life similarities his life had with an earlier German predecessor also named Martens also a lawyer also a professor of international law and an international diplomat As Martens reflects back in time we learn that the good professor grew up as an orphan has uite an ego and had several extra marital affairs over his lifetime After the overthrow of the Czar Martens got cross wise with Soviet authorities and spent years in Siberian labor camps It is fascinating that in the book we see foreshadowing of Soviet and Nazi atrocities in that the author demonstrates how everyone thought they were just doing their job in the Czar s persecutions imprisonments and executions of early Communist agitators A good historical novel top image from nhduscourtsgovbottom from enwikipediaorg


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