Petrograd, 1917: Witnesses To The Russian Revolution by John PinfoldPetrograd, 1917: Witnesses To The Russian Revolution by John Pinfold

Petrograd, 1917: Witnesses To The Russian Revolution

byJohn Pinfold

Hardcover | April 17, 2017

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The 1917 Bolshevik Revolution irrevocably changed the course of history, with consequences still being felt a century later. This book offers a dramatic depiction of the chaotic events of the revolution, drawn from selected firsthand accounts.

Assembling extracts from letters, journals, diaries, and memoirs from a remarkably diverse cast of both Russians and foreign nationals who were there when the revolution broke, Petrograd, 1917 is a strikingly close-up account of these world-shaking events. Each entry is supplemented with a short introductory note that sets it in context, and the book is rounded out with more than seventy illustrations, including photographs of the Romanovs and the violence in the streets as well as propaganda posters, postcards to loved ones, and more. In these pages, the drama and terror of those days comes to life once more, a century on.
 
John Pinfold is the author of Aintree: The History of the Racecourse.  
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Title:Petrograd, 1917: Witnesses To The Russian RevolutionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.33 × 6.25 × 1.3 inPublished:April 17, 2017Publisher:BODLEIAN LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORDLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1851244603

ISBN - 13:9781851244607

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"This gripping book takes us right back to what it was like to have been in Petrograd (later Leningrad, later St. Petersburg) as the world-shaking revolutionary events unfolded. . . . Pinfold takes us through the extraordinary narrative almost day-by-day. One moment we’re witnessing Lenin making speeches in the snow, the next with Tsar Nicolas II as he faces execution. This is invaluable eye-witness history at its very best."