Download e-book for kindle: A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes

By Orlando Figes

It truly is historical past on an epic but human scale. great in scope, exhaustive in unique study, written with ardour, narrative ability, and human sympathy, A People's Tragedy is a profound account of the Russian Revolution for a brand new new release. Many give some thought to the Russian Revolution to be the main major occasion of the 20th century. unique student Orlando Figes offers a landscape of Russian society at the eve of that revolution, after which narrates the tale of the way those social forces have been violently erased. in the huge stokes of conflict and revolution are miniature histories of people, within which Figes follows the most players' fortunes as they observed their hopes die and their global crash into ruins. not like earlier bills that hint the origins of the revolution to overreaching political forces and beliefs, Figes argues that the failure of democracy in 1917 used to be deeply rooted in Russian tradition and social historical past 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 through a mature student, offered in a compelling and accessibly human narrative.

Show description

Read or Download A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924 PDF

Similar russia books

Download e-book for iPad: Russian Thinkers by Isaiah Berlin

My test at three hundred dpi, OCR'd

The subject matter that hyperlinks those essays - written over thirty years - is the phenomenon of the Russian intelligentsia, which Isaiah Berlin describes as 'the biggest unmarried Russian contribution to social switch within the world'. As the most amazing liberal intellects of this century, the writer brings to his photos of Russian thinkers- and his topic diversity is as assorted as might be anticipated- a different belief of the social and political conditions that produced males resembling Herzen, Bakunin, Turgenev, Belinsky and Tolstoy.

The disguise exhibits A. I. Herzen, V. G. Belinsky and lvan Turgenev

Susan Weissman's Victor Serge: A Political Biography PDF

Innovative novelist, historian, anarchist, Bolshevik and dissident--Victor Sergeis probably the most compelling figures of Soviet background.

Set opposed to a few of themomentous occasions of the 20 th century, Victor Serge finds dauntless power of a guy whose perspectives usually mirror the struggles of our personal time.

Download e-book for iPad: Livonia, Rus’ and the Baltic Crusades in the Thirteenth by Anti Selart, Fiona Robb

This monograph by way of Anti Selart is the 1st accomplished examine to be had in English at the family members among northern crusaders and Rus'. Selart re-examines the imperative problems with this significant interval of building the medieval kinfolk of the Catholic and Orthodox worlds just like the conflict at the Ice (1242) and the function of Alexander Nevsky utilizing the proper resource fabric of either “sides”.

Get Engineer of Revolutionary Russia: Iurii V. Lomonosov PDF

This booklet is the 1st sizeable research in any language of 1 of progressive Russia's so much uncommon and debatable engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). not just does it supply an overview of his awesome existence and profession, it additionally explores the connection among technological know-how, expertise and delivery that built in overdue tsarist and early Soviet Russia.

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

Example text

P*. :-E . qE P:*'E! E: g i *5 r i 888t8 o€ e J o*dd € = t e = t ui J J J F Ir $s9 i _:'i i i5 iE r i 5: oi g; -,= d:r ln: =: nrB i; - ,; lr ! i w a, i; .! :l >. -! E Pd ! --E tr oJ fl'd E 3 SE E '-9 >c Fq bg 9 E F o, ? 3tt € F"re€! E;u ? i; E ;i3 bDO-L 9E; GI IJ x ifi E o q =+=a6! r. E 9: CE iA lPI == 1=o>-Z 9E o(JY c(! =o ? tr € 1 aI o E tr = ;o "; 6r 2a d Y Ei -0, E sr 9? d-. Ea*EE*Egi$iE: g,:€ agi g B & rE*;ri Ed t? = E AFiF-EEi;Efi EE EsiAt! S i fEi:i: b E5 i ifl$ ii;r€$ -rl,) iE €: $f F;;-s i u e: lai eEg Esiaa.

U i) a 5i i fEg+ e1;fsf^, ci! 6 ! ri L cr'O -. -. "=i^*. EP$€P€EE=. u<-o'+ >* : ! g ii : : 2. ; s I' 3e ic E E eq -+ :: I i E Fcd > c 6; J-Eo d &N + u F E>-_! E ;'hr ;'i ! i ;i ;i s ;! E ! q q |! -q =! Efi d 43! BEI E € 3q r T? =d 3 -! i i:9Y :E ei O!! 5 5 ! E o i9 Eg -i -!! g 3 ;E *g t= € ! d€! :? 59 SE E E: :. i iY ;U sil ds sF* i+ i 6 + - + ++ d: ! q* €+ e c;+ ;9 d E S 3 "r! ^u E* €-" .!! Sss it E E .! i i! Ero;: ;ig E! otE sE f;i + :d i$_rgi$! iSSf; jj$5Es !

E tr oJ fl'd E 3 SE E '-9 >c Fq bg 9 E F o, ? 3tt € F"re€! E;u ? i; E ;i3 bDO-L 9E; GI IJ x ifi E o q =+=a6! r. E 9: CE iA lPI == 1=o>-Z 9E o(JY c(! =o ? tr € 1 aI o E tr = ;o "; 6r 2a d Y Ei -0, E sr 9? d-. Ea*EE*Egi$iE: g,:€ agi g B & rE*;ri Ed t? = E AFiF-EEi;Efi EE EsiAt! S i fEi:i: b E5 i ifl$ ii;r€$ -rl,) iE €: $f F;;-s i u e: lai eEg Esiaa. o-? :1E5[TE eE ceJ-'i! (o (, e5 3 i I ie s , gE3 gE: E € ,E t! iAE A 3 s E : i E? '; ! lEEr EE "EEg6B,EiE EHE$ia g*E Ei ? 'ot a A A Z Aq) !

Download PDF sample

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


by John
4.3

Rated 4.24 of 5 – based on 11 votes