Generations of Winter by Vassily Aksyonov

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Compared by critics across the country to War and Peace for its memorable characters and sweep, and to Dr. Zhivago for its portrayal of Stalin's Russia, Generations of Winter is the romantic saga of the Gradov family from 1925 to 1945. "A long, lavish plunge into another world."--USA Today.

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About Vassily Aksyonov

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Vassily Aksyonov is a professor at George Mason University in Virginia.
Published July 12, 1994 by Random House. 592 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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He takes the reader on a wild ride through history, heading south to Tbilisi, the refuge of poets and artists, north to the Siberian forced-labor camps filled with political prisoners, east to the peasant farms destroyed by collectivization, and west to the killing fields of the German front.

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then, as war begins and the Germans approach Moscow, Nikita's military skills bring him back, ironically, to a position of great military power.

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