The Russian Century: A History of the Last 100 Years

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Random House, 1995 - History - 272 pages
Making extensive use of contemporary accounts, Moynahan traces Russia's turbulent 20th century, from the last days of tsarist rule to the Bolshevik Revolution, two world wars (and one cold one), and to the overthrow of the Communist regime. Simultaneously a political, social and oral history, this book will quickly become the preeminent short history of Russia's recent past. Photos.
 

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Contents

Inuoducfion
3
1 THE LAND OF THE RoMANoVs
7
2 EASTERN FRoNTs
30
3 THE YEAR OF REvoLUTIoNs
52
4 RED 0N WHITE
78
5 KULAK KILLER
105
6 THE SECOND AMERICA 1211
123
7 TERROR
136
8 ONSLAUGHT
148
9 SPINE SNAP
167
10 CURTAIN FALL
183
11 THE BIG SLEEP
211
12 THE LAST BOLSHEVIK
223
13 RUIA
246
Index
262
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About the author (1995)

The author was a foreign correspondent and latterly European Editor of the Sunday Times (London). His biographies and histories include the prize-winning The Russian Century, William Tyndale: If God Spare My Life, and The Faith. He writes for several British and American newspapers. He lives in London (England).

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