October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

16 July 2020 | By China MiƩville | Filed in: russian revolution.

In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy nine months later, it became the first socialist state in world history How did this unimaginable transformation take place How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked

Lenin the Dictator

16 July 2020 | By Victor Sebestyen | Filed in: russian revolution.

n Shortlisted for the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography nVictor Sebestyen s intimate biography is the first major work in English for nearly two decades on one of the most significant figures of the twentieth century In Russia to this day Lenin inspires adulation Everywhere, he con

Chimes of a Lost Cathedral (The Revolution of Marina M. #2)

16 July 2020 | By Janet Fitch | Filed in: russian revolution.

The story of THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M continues in bestselling author Janet Fitch s sweeping epic about a young woman s coming into her own against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution n nAfter the events of The Revolution of Marina M., the young Marina Makarova finds herself on her own amid t

The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars

16 July 2020 | By Daniel Beer | Filed in: russian revolution.

It was known as the vast prison without a roof From the beginning of the nineteenth century to the Russian Revolution, the tsarist regime exiled than one million prisoners and their families beyond the Ural Mountains to Siberia n nDaniel Beer s new book, The House of the Dead, brings to life

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler 1929-1941

16 July 2020 | By Stephen Kotkin | Filed in: russian revolution.

Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Kotkin continues his definitive biography of Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror through to the coming of the conflict with Hitler s Germany that is the signal event of modern world history n nWhen we left Stalin at the end of Stalin Paradoxes of Power

Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution

16 July 2020 | By Julia Alekseyeva | Filed in: russian revolution.

Born in 1910 to a poor, Jewish family outside of Kiev, Lola lived through the Bolshevik revolution, a horrifying civil war, Stalinist purges, and the Holocaust She taught herself to read, and supported her extended family working as a secretary for the notorious NKVD which became the KGB and late

The Russian Revolution: A New History

16 July 2020 | By Sean McMeekin | Filed in: russian revolution.

In The Russian Revolution, historian Sean McMeekin traces the origins and events of the Russian Revolution, which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and changed the course of world history Between 1900 and 1920, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation by the

Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs

16 July 2020 | By Douglas Smith | Filed in: russian revolution.

On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure n nA hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil Numerous biographies, novels, and

The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution

16 July 2020 | By Dominic Lieven | Filed in: russian revolution.

An Economist Best Book of the YearA Financial Times Best Book of the Year n n Lieven has a double gift first, for harvesting details to convey the essence of an era and, second, for finding new, startling, and clarifying elements in familiar stories This is history with a heartbeat, and it could n

The Revolution of Marina M. (The Revolution of Marina M. #1)

16 July 2020 | By Janet Fitch | Filed in: russian revolution.

From the mega bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black, a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of one young woman n nSt Petersburg, New Year s Eve, 1916 Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of

The Empire Must Die: Russia's Revolutionary Collapse, 1900-1917

16 July 2020 | By Mikhail Zygar | Filed in: russian revolution.

From Tolstoy to Lenin, from Diaghilev to Stalin, The Empire Must Die is a tragedy of operatic proportions with a cast of characters that ranges from the exotic to utterly villainous, the glamorous to the depraved.In 1912, Russia experienced a flowering of liberalism and tolerance that placed it at t

Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914 - 1921

16 July 2020 | By Laura Engelstein | Filed in: russian revolution.

In 1913, the Romanov dynasty celebrated its tercentenary three centuries of autocratic rule over one of the world s mightiest and most expansive empires Four years later, the monarchy lay in ruins and a brutal struggle had begun to fill the vacuum of power The Russian Revolution utterly re shaped

Lenin on the Train

16 July 2020 | By Catherine Merridale | Filed in: russian revolution.

A gripping account of how, in the depths of the First World War, Russia s greatest revolutionary was taken in a sealed train across Europe and changed the history of the worldBy 1917 the European war seemed to be endless Both sides in the fighting looked to new weapons, tactics and ideas to break

Doctor Zhivago

16 July 2020 | By Boris Pasternak | Filed in: russian revolution.

This epic tale about the effects of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath on a bourgeois family was not published in the Soviet Union until 1987 One of the results of its publication in the West was Pasternak s complete rejection by Soviet authorities when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Lit

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

16 July 2020 | By Orlando Figes | Filed in: russian revolution.

n It is history on an epic yet human scale Vast in scope, exhaustive in original research, written with passion, narrative skill, and human sympathy, A People s Tragedy is a profound account of the Russian Revolution for a new generation Many consider the Russian Revolution to be the most signifi