A People's Tragedy

by Orlando Figes

Random House UK | September 16, 1997 | Trade Paperback

A People's Tragedy is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
The first single-volume history of the century’s most tragic and brutal revolution. It will be the definitive account for a new generation.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 954 pages, 9.21 × 6.06 × 1.97 in

Published: September 16, 1997

Publisher: Random House UK

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 071267327X

ISBN - 13: 9780712673273

Found in: Russia

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Detailed and fascinating This is an excellent book. It goes into great detail, focusing on all aspects of the revolution, from the political and military to the plight of the peasants on their farms. And it is all written in well-formed prose that is easy to follow, even for someone who's previous knowledge of that period of Russian history could be called rudimentary at best. I do have one complaint about this book, and this is why I only gave it 4 stars. That is in the subject of dates. Due to the way he wrote the book, he jumps back and forth in time to follow certain specific thoughts through to their logical conclusions. This is a strength of the book, but in listing dates, he often assumed you could keep track of the years, and so he would say "come November, xxxx happened." However, to put it in the larger context required a year, and furious flipping back many pages to find the year was infuriating for this armchair historian. Other than that flaw, however, I have nothing but praise for the book. The pictures were an added bonus, and brought some of the points home vividly. Recommended.
Date published: 2000-06-15

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A People's Tragedy

by Orlando Figes

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 954 pages, 9.21 × 6.06 × 1.97 in

Published: September 16, 1997

Publisher: Random House UK

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 071267327X

ISBN - 13: 9780712673273

From the Publisher

The first single-volume history of the century’s most tragic and brutal revolution. It will be the definitive account for a new generation.

About the Author

ORLANDO FIGES is a professor at Birkbeck College, University of London, and former University Lecturer in History at Cambridge. Born in London in 1959, he graduated with a double-starred first in History from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1982. His first book, Peasant Russia, Civil War, was described by one reviewer as 'one of the most important books ever published on the Russian Revolution'.

Editorial Reviews

“It is by far the best history of the Russian Revolution I have ever read.”
–Frank McLynne