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By Orlando Figes

Unrivalled in scope and brimming with human drama, A People’s Tragedy is the main brilliant, relocating and complete historical past of the Russian Revolution on hand today.

‘A smooth masterpiece’ Andrew Marr

‘The so much relocating account of the Russian Revolution for the reason that Doctor ZhivagoIndependent

Opening with a landscape of Russian society, from the cloistered international of the Tsar to the brutal lifetime of the peasants, A People’s Tragedy follows employees, squaddies, intellectuals and villagers as their global is fed on by means of revolution after which degenerates into violence and dictatorship. Drawing on colossal unique study, Figes conveys notably the stunning event of the revolution when you lived it, whereas supplying the clearest and so much cogent account of the way and why it unfolded.

Illustrated with over a hundred photos and now together with a brand new creation that displays at the revolution’s centennial legacy, A People’s Tragedy is a masterful and definitive checklist of 1 of crucial occasions in sleek history.

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