The Russian Century: A History of the Last 100 Years
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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His bowler hat fell off, revealing his bare skull, perspiring and glistening under
the sunlight. He fell, got up, and continued to run." The Menshevik Leon Trotsky,
more determined than most, returned early from his Western exile to St.
To the south, Odessa fell on February 7, Allied evacuation ships steaming out of
the port with Whites clinging to their gangplanks. Denikin's force in the Kuban fell
back on Novorossisk, hoping to be evacuated by sea to the Crimea. Cossacks ...
They fell in the street and at work; an actor, dying on stage at the Pushkin Theater
, was pulled into the wings and the performance continued. Alcoholics died very
fast. So did misers, who had been hoarding money and food for years; "all too ...
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THE RUSSIAN CENTURY: Birth of a Nation: 1894-1994User Review - Kirkus
A spectacular, startling, and sometimes downright grisly chronicle, in words and pictures, of a bloody and tumultuous period. Alongside a stunning battery of photographs scoured from archives and ... Read full review
The Russian century: a photographic history of Russia's 100 yearsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
From the image of a nun drawing water near the Pontetayevsky Convent in 1904 to a shot of Russians joyfully swilling vodka in the post-Communist era, this photohistory offers an excellent overview of ... Read full review
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