A People's Tragedy by Orlando Figes
A History of the Russian Revolution

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A comprehensive, one-volume account of the Russian Revolution covers every moment, from the end of the nineteenth century to the death of Lenin, and explores how Russian pre-revolution social forces were violently erased and replaced.
 

About Orlando Figes

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Orlando Figes is the author of "Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia" and "A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924," which received the Wolfson Prize for History and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A frequent contributor to "The New York Times" and "The New York Review of Books," among other publications, Figes is a professor of history at Birbeck College, University of London.
 
Published March 1, 1997 by Penguin Books. 960 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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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.

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Orlando Figes has written a most impressive book.

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London Review of Books

For instance, on page 460 we are told that ‘the October Revolution was a coup, actively supported by a small minority of the population.’ But on the previous page we have been told that ‘the revitalisation of the Soviets … coincided with their radicalisation from below, as factories and garrisons...

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