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

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

Orlando Figes


it really is heritage on an epic but human scale. substantial in scope, exhaustive in unique learn, written with ardour, narrative ability, and human sympathy, A People's Tragedy is a profound account of the Russian Revolution for a brand new iteration. Many think about the Russian Revolution to be the main major occasion of the 20 th century. uncommon pupil Orlando Figes provides a landscape of Russian society at the eve of that revolution, after which narrates the tale of ways those social forces have been violently erased. in the vast stokes of warfare and revolution are miniature histories of people, within which Figes follows the most avid gamers' fortunes as they observed their hopes die and their global crash into ruins. in contrast to prior debts that hint the origins of the revolution to overreaching political forces and beliefs, Figes argues that the failure of democracy in 1917 was once deeply rooted in Russian tradition and social background and that what had begun as a people's revolution contained the seeds of its degeneration into violence and dictatorship. A People's Tragedy is a masterful and unique synthesis by means of a mature student, offered in a compelling and accessibly human narrative.

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