The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution

The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian RevolutionIn February 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by revolution Now, on the hundredth anniversary of that revolution, the eminent historian of Russia, Robert Service examines Nicholas s

October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

October: The Story of the Russian RevolutionIn 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

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler 1929-1941

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler 1929-1941Pulitzer 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 When we left Stalin at the end of Stalin Paradoxes of Power

Lenin on the Train

Lenin on the TrainA 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

Lenin the Dictator

Lenin the DictatorShortlisted for the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography Victor 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

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

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

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

The Revolution of Marina M. (The Revolution of Marina M. #1)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 St Petersburg, New Year s Eve, 1916 Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of

The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars

The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the TsarsIt 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 Daniel Beer s new book, The House of the Dead, brings to life

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

Chimes of a Lost Cathedral (The Revolution of Marina M. #2)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 After the events of The Revolution of Marina M., the young Marina Makarova finds herself on her own amid the

Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928

Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928The Russian Revolution of 1917 transformed the face of the Russian empire, politically, economically, socially, and culturally, and also profoundly affected the course of world history for the rest of the twentieth century Now, to mark the centenary of this epochal event, historian Steve Smith

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

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

The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution

The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian RevolutionThe House of Government is unlike any other book about the Russian Revolution and the Soviet experiment Written in the tradition of Tolstoy s War and Peace, Grossman s Life and Fate, and Solzhenitsyn s The Gulag Archipelago, Yuri Slezkine s gripping narrative tells the true story of the residents

Doctor Zhivago

Doctor ZhivagoThis 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

History of the Russian Revolution

History of the Russian RevolutionDuring the first two months of 1917 Russia was still a Romanov monarchy Eight months later the Bolsheviks stood at the helm They were little known to anybody when the year began, and their leaders were still under indictment for state treason when they came to power You will not find another such

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

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