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

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Pimlico, 1997 - Russia - 923 pages
This is a single-volume history of the century's most tragic and brutal revolution. The author has been able to exploit the newly opened files in Moscow and other cities and to take a free look at these nightmare years, including the long civil war.

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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. Figes (History/Trinity College ... Read full review

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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'.

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