October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

16 September 2019 | By China Miéville | 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 on the Train

16 September 2019 | 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

The Amber Keeper

16 September 2019 | By Freda Lightfoot | Filed in: russian revolution.

Set against the backdrop of revolutionary Russia, The Amber Keeper is a sweeping tale of jealousy and revenge, reconciliation and forgiveness.English Lake District, 1960s A young Abbie Myers returns home after learning of her mother s death Estranged from her turbulent family for many years, Abbie

The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution

16 September 2019 | By Tariq Ali | Filed in: russian revolution.

On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Tariq Ali paints an illuminating portrait of Lenin At the end of his life, Lenin wrote we didn t know everything , acknowledging the dilemmas he faced on the road to revolution in 1917 and beyond In this unusual exploration of the crises that Lenin overc

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

16 September 2019 | 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 A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil Numerous biographies, novels, and f

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

16 September 2019 | 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 After the events of The Revolution of Marina M., the young Marina Makarova finds herself on her own amid the

The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars

16 September 2019 | 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 Daniel Beer s new book, The House of the Dead, brings to life b

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

16 September 2019 | 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

Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator

16 September 2019 | By Oleg V. Khlevniuk | Filed in: russian revolution.

The most authoritative and engrossing biography of the notorious dictator ever written Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953 During that quarter century, by Oleg Khlevniuk s estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a mi

A People's History of the Russian Revolution

16 September 2019 | By Neil Faulkner | Filed in: russian revolution.

The Russian Revolution may be the most misunderstood and misrepresented event in modern history, its history told in a mix of legends and anecdotes In A People s History of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk the myths and pry fact from fiction, putting at the heart of the stor

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

16 September 2019 | By Dominic Lieven | Filed in: russian revolution.

An Economist Best Book of the YearA Financial Times Best Book of the Year 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 no

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

16 September 2019 | By Robert Service | Filed in: russian revolution.

In 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 r

The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution

16 September 2019 | By Yuri Slezkine | Filed in: russian revolution.

The 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 o

Doctor Zhivago

16 September 2019 | 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