A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891–1924

Unrivalled in scope and brimming with human drama, A People’s Tragedy is the most vivid, moving and comprehensive history of the Russian Revolution available today.

$39.99

About this item

Weight 1.56 kg
Dimensions 23.2 × 15.4 × 5.5 cm
Author/s

Orlando Figes

ISBN

9781847924513

Released

2017

Publisher

Penguin

Length

960 pages

Audience

general, students, teachers

Format

print book

The unrivalled, definitive history beautifully reissued with a new introduction for the 100th anniversary

Opening with a panorama of Russian society, from the cloistered world of the Tsar to the brutal life of the peasants, A People’s Tragedy follows workers, soldiers, intellectuals and villagers as their world is consumed by revolution and then degenerates into violence and dictatorship. Drawing on vast original research, Figes conveys above all the shocking experience of the revolution for those who lived it, while providing the clearest and most cogent account of how and why it unfolded.

Illustrated with over 100 photographs and now including a new introduction that reflects on the revolution’s centennial legacy, A People’s Tragedy is a masterful and definitive record of one of the most important events in modern history.