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

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Pimlico, 1997 - Russia - 923 pages
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Vast in scope, based on exhaustive original research, and written with passion, narrative skill and human sympath, A PEOPLE'S TRAGEDY is the definitive account of the Russian Revolution for a new generation. 'A memorably good book. . A PEOPLES TRAGEDY combines dramatic power, absorbinb narrative and magisterial scholarship -a magnificent tour de force; Christopher Andrew, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH. 'I doubt if there is anyone in the world who knows the revolution as well as he does. ' Norman Stone, SUNDAY TIMES. 'Written with verve and enlivened by anecdote, this is a comprehensive, fair minded account. . . Fige's 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 McLynne, THE GLASGOW HERALD.

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Impressive amount of research overall. - Goodreads
A masterful writer on a fascinating topic. - Goodreads
Manages to be both highly readable and well researched. - Goodreads

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I read this as part of furthering my knowledge of the Russian Revolution before diving into it for a research topic. Though it is a thick book with small font, it is perfectly readable and offers such ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bob - Goodreads

Loaded with information about Russian culture, society and politics. Very useful for understanding not only what happened but what's happening now. Read full review

About the author (1997)

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'.

His website can be found at www.orlandofiges.co.uk

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