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A people"s tragedy a history of the Russian Revolution by Orlando Figes

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Published by Viking in New York, NY .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • History,
  • Revolution,
  • Bürgerkrieg,
  • Geschichte

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [862]-894) and index.

StatementOrlando Figes
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDK260 .F54 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 923 p., [70] p. of plates :
Number of Pages923
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24738417M
ISBN 100670859168
ISBN 109780670859160
OCLC/WorldCa36496487

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The reader's tragedy to A People's Tragedy is that the book itself is a difficult physical presence; it weighs at least a stone, and so is too heavy to carry outside, and it is so large and sharp.   Figes' A People's Tragedy is this rarity. I have read many books about the Russian Revolution, but no book has the sweep, the clarity, the balance, and the heartbreak of this. I literally had to put it down every so often because the sheer tragedy of what I was reading was more than I 5/5(5). A People’s Tragedy will do more to help us undersand the Russian Revolution than any other book I know.” —Eric Hobsbawm, The London Review of Books “I doubt there is anyone in the world who knows the revolution as well as Figes does.” —Norman Stone, The Sunday Times (London) “An engagingly written and well-researched book. Opening with a panorama of Russian society, from the cloistered world of the Tsar to the brutal life of the peasants, A People’s Tragedy follows workers, soldiers, intellectuals and villagers as their world is consumed by revolution and then degenerates into violence and dictatorship. Drawing on vast original research, Figes conveys above all the shocking experience of the revolution for.

"A People’s Tragedy will do more to help us understand the Russian Revolution than any other book I know" (Eric Hobsbawm London Review of Books) Book Description The first single-volume history of the century's most tragic and brutal revolution; a brilliant, highly readable narrative in the manner of Simon Schama's Citizens/5(). A PEOPLE'S TRAGEDY: The Russian Revolution User Review - Kirkus A brilliant history of the Russian Revolution from the onset of the revolutionary crisis to the period when the basic institutions of the Stalinist regime were in place. Peoples Tragedy Paperback – Jan. 1 by Orlando Figes (Author) out of 5 stars ratings. See all 10 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" CDN$ CDN$ CDN$ Reviews: Opening with a panorama of Russian society, from the cloistered world of the Tsar to the brutal life of the peasants, A People’s Tragedy follows workers, soldiers, intellectuals and villagers as their world is consumed by revolution and then degenerates into violence and dictatorship. Drawing on vast original research, Figes conveys above all the shocking experience of the revolution for /5(83).