By Orlando Figes
‘A sleek masterpiece’ Andrew Marr
‘The such a lot relocating account of the Russian Revolution seeing that Doctor Zhivago’ Independent
Opening with a landscape of Russian society, from the cloistered global of the Tsar to the brutal lifetime of the peasants, A People’s Tragedy follows staff, squaddies, intellectuals and villagers as their international is ate up by way of revolution after which degenerates into violence and dictatorship. Drawing on big unique examine, Figes conveys principally the surprising adventure of the revolution in the event you lived it, whereas supplying the clearest and such a lot cogent account of ways and why it unfolded.
Illustrated with over a hundred pictures and now together with a brand new creation that displays at the revolution’s centennial legacy, A People’s Tragedy is a masterful and definitive list of 1 of an important occasions in glossy history.
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