War and Peace (Book 1, Part 2)
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This week, Matt and Cameron turn to the war part of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace in Part II of Book 1. Grab your field rations and greatcoats as we follow Andrei, Nikolai, and company into battle with the French. And although this seems to be the opposite…perhaps the battles parallel the “peace” of Moscow society more than it first appears. You’ll have to tune in to find out.
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Major themes: Strawberry-Flavored Koumiss, Luck, Four Lads and a Cannon
08:18 - *The Great Bear Incident of 1804, it should be.
09:02 - Imperial Russian Hussars
28:13 - Minor point of order - I mixed up Ippolit and Anatole Kuragin. Ippolit is an acquaintance of Bilibin, the Russian Ambassador we met earlier; while Anatole is the Kuragin involved in the bear incident.