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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…read more

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AN ORIGINAL READING OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, EXAMINING IT NOT AS A SINGLE EVENT BUT AS A HUNDRED-YEAR CYCLE OF VIOLENCE IN PURSUIT OF UTOPIAN DREAMS In this elegant and incisive account, Orlando Figes offers an illuminating new perspective on the Russian…read more

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2007 "A tremendous achievement."-- The Sunday Times (London) The Whisperers is a triumphant act of recovery. In this powerful work of history, Orlando Figes chronicles the private history of family life during the violent and…read more

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From "the great storyteller of modern Russian historians" ( Financial Times ) comes the definitive account of the forgotten war that shaped the modern age. The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale--these are the enduring icons of the Crimean War.…read more

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Beginning in the eighteenth century with the building of St. Petersburg and culminating with the Soviet regime, Figes examines how writers, artists, and musicians grappled with the idea of Russia itself--its character, spiritual essence, and destiny. Skillfully…read more

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Déporté à la fin de la guerre, Lev croupit dans un camp du Goulag. Svetlana, l'amour de sa vie, est à Moscou. Pendant dix ans, de 1945 à 1955, grâce à toutes sortes de complicités, ils vont échanger une correspondance amoureuse inouïe, qui forme la trame de ce…read more

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A heroic love story and an unprecedented inside view of one of Stalin's most notorious labor camps, based on a remarkable cache of letters smuggled in and out of the Gulag "I went to get the letters for our friends, and couldn't help but feel a little envious, I…read more

JUST SEND ME WORD

by Orlando Figes

|November 7, 2013

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From Orlando Figes , international bestselling author of A People's Tragedy , Just Send Me Word is the moving true story of two young Russians whose love survived Stalin's Gulag. Lev and Svetlana, kept apart for fourteen years by the Second World War and the…read more

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"A book to astonish readers: never before has Stalin's Gulag been the setting for a love affair. This powerful narrative by a distinguished historian will take its place not just in history but in literature." -- Robert K. Massie, author of Catherine the Great…read more

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From the award-winning author of A People's Tragedy and Natasha's Dance , a landmark account of what private life was like for Russians in the worst years of Soviet repression There have been many accounts of the public aspects of Stalin's dictatorship: the…read more

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From the author of A People's Tragedy , an original reading of the Russian Revolution, examining it not as a single event but as a hundred-year cycle of violence in pursuit of utopian dreams In this elegant and incisive account, Orlando Figes offers an…read more