A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924 by Orlando FigesA People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes

A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924

byOrlando Figes

Paperback | April 21, 2014

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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.
     Vast in scope, based on exhaustive original research, and written with passion, narrative skill and human sympathy, A People's Tragedy is the definitive account of the Russian Revolution for a new generation. It has won the Wolfson History Prize, the W. H. Smith Literary Award, and the Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award.
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...
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Title:A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924Format:PaperbackDimensions:960 pages, 9.14 × 6.13 × 2.15 inPublished:April 21, 2014Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847922910

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY DETAILED EXTREMELY DETAILED AND INTERESTING. GREAT BOOK ON ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT HISTORICAL EVENTS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.
Date published: 2018-03-06

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   • "A memorably good book... A People's Tragedy combines dramatic power, absorbing narrative and magisterial scholarship -- a magnificent tour de force." --Christopher Andrew, Sunday Telegraph    • "Written with verve and enlivened by anecdote, this is a comprehensive, fair minded account... Figes' main objective is to put the masses back in their rightful place, and this he has triumphantly done... Profoundly researched, brilliantly written, full of wit, wisdom and humanity. It is by far the best history of the Russian Revolution I have ever read" --Frank McLynn, Glasgow Herald    • "This book is not just a history; it is an item of history... Orlando Figes has taken the chance to display the very experience of revolution as it affected millions of ordinary Russians." --Neal Ascherson, Independent on Sunday