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A people"s tragedy

Orlando Figes

A people"s tragedy

a history of the Russian Revolution

by Orlando Figes

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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Russia -- History -- Nicholas II, 1894-1917,
  • Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921,
  • Soviet Union -- History -- 1917-1936

  • Edition Notes

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

    StatementOrlando Figes.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDK260 .F54 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 923 p., [64] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages923
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22956369M
    ISBN 100670859168
    LC Control Number96036761


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th Anniversary Edition Includes New Introduction In this acclaimed account, Figes follows workers, soldiers and peasants as their world is consumed by revolution/5(72). A People's Tragedy.

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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.

A peoples tragedy book 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). A People's Tragedy The Russian Revolution, (Book): Figes, Orlando: It is history on an epic yet human scale.

Vast in scope, exhaustive in original research, written with passion, narrative skill, and human sympathy, A People's Tragedy is a profound account of the Russian Revolution for a new generation.

Many consider the Russian Revolution to be the most significant event of the. Print book: English Summary: Unrivalled in scope and brimming with human drama, A People's Tragedy is the most vivid, moving and comprehensive history of the Russian Revolution available today. Eric Hobsbawm’s review of Orlando Figes’s A Peoples Tragedy (LRB, 31 October) overlooks a number of important inaccuracies and errors of are not simply factual mistakes – although there are plenty of those.

On pageto take one example, Figes gives the publication date of Lenin’s The Development of Capitalism in Russia as in fact Lenin did not Released on: Aug 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. Smith Literary Award, and the Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award. A People’s Tragedy received the Wolfson Prize, the NCR Book Award, the W.H. Smith Literary Award, the Longman/History Today Book Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

He is the author of many other books on Russian history including. The “Jonestown Massacre” took place on Novemafter more than members of an American cult called the Peoples Temple died in a mass suicide-murder under the direction of their.

A people's tragedy by Orlando Figes; 11 editions; First published in ; Subjects: History, Russia, Soviet Union, Revolution, Bürgerkrieg, Geschichte; Places.

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 bookPages:   Unrivalled in scope and brimming with human drama, A People’s Tragedy is the most vivid, moving and comprehensive history of the Russian Revolution available today.

‘A modern masterpiece’ Andrew Marr ‘The most moving account of the Russian Revolution since Doctor Zhivago’ Independent Opening with a panorama of Russian society, from the cloistered world of the Tsar to the 1/5(2). Peter Main reviews A People’s Tragedy The Russian Revolution, by Orlando Figes.

Jonathan Cape £ This is a deceptive, if not a deceitful, book. Figes purports to be scornful of the cold war historians who wrote, “top-down histories in which the common people appeared as the passive objects of the evil machinations of.

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It succeeds handsomely as an engrossing account of the revolution, but falls short of its implicit goal of resolving this great historiographical debate. 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 WH Smith Literary Award, and the Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award. The Jonestown massacre: a technicolour tragedy A year-old writer flew to San Francisco to interview survivors of the mass suicide Wed,Author: Laura Elizabeth Woollett.

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