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

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Random House UK, Jan 26, 2017 - History - 976 pages
Unrivalled and wholly immersive, Orlando Figes's A People's Tragedy is a panorama of Russian society on the eve of the revolution and the story of its violent erasure.

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In this acclaimed account, Figes follows workers, soldiers and peasants as their world is consumed by revolution. For what had started as a people's revolution contained the seeds of its degeneration into violence and dictatorship.

A People's Tragedy is a masterful and definitive record of the Russian Revolution - vast in scope, exhaustive in original research and written with passion, narrative verve and human sympathy.

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About the author (2017)

ORLANDO FIGES is a professor at Birkbeck College, University of London, and former University Lecturer in History at Cambridge. Born in London in 1959, he graduated with a double-starred first in History from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1982. His first book, Peasant Russia, Civil War, was described by one reviewer as 'one of the most important books ever published on the Russian Revolution'.

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