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Why should you read Tolstoy's "War and Peace"? - Brendan Pelsue

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"War and Peace." A tome. A slog. The sort of book you shouldn’t read in bed because if you fall asleep it could give you a concussion. Right? Only partly. "War and Peace" is a long book, sure, but it’s also a thrilling examination of history populated with some of the deepest, most realistic characters you’ll find anywhere. Brendan Pelsue shares everything you need to know to read this classic book.

Tolstoy originally thought "War and Peace" would be a book about:

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  • Educator Brendan Pelsue
  • Director Patrick Smith
  • Animator Patrick Smith
  • Composer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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