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    DescriptionFrom the author of "A People's Tragedy," an original reading of the Russian Revolution, examining it not as a single event but as a hundred-year cycle of violence in pursuit of utopian dreamsIn this elegant and incisive account, Orlando Figes offers an illuminating new perspective on the Russian Revolution. While other historians have focused their examinations on the cataclysmic years immediately before and after 1917, Figes shows how the revolution, while it changed in form and character, nevertheless retained the same idealistic goals throughout, from its origins in the famine crisis of 1891 until its end with the collapse of the communist Soviet regime in 1991.Figes traces three generational phases: Lenin and the Bolsheviks, who set the pattern of destruction and renewal until their demise in the terror of the 1930s; the Stalinist generation, promoted from the lower classes, who created the lasting structures of the Soviet regime and consolidated its legitimacy through victory in war; and the generation of 1956, shaped by the revelations of Stalin's crimes and committed to "making the Revolution work" to remedy economic decline and mass disaffection. Until the very end of the Soviet system, its leaders believed they were carrying out the revolution Lenin had begun.With the authority and distinctive style that have marked his magisterial histories, Figes delivers an accessible and paradigm-shifting reconsideration of one of the defining events of the twentieth century.


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    Title
    Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991
    Subtitle
    A History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fellow Orlando Figes
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 520 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780805091311
    ISBN 10: 0805091319
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    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 947.084
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
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    BISAC region code: 1.6.16.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: DK43 .F54 2014
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Metropolitan Books
    Imprint name
    Metropolitan Books
    Publication date
    08 April 2014
    Author Information
    Orlando Figes is the author of eight books on Russia that have been translated into twenty-seven languages; they include "The Whisperers," "A People's Tragedy," "Natasha's Dance," and "Just Send Me Word." A professor of history at Birkbeck, University of London and a frequent contributor to "The New York Review of Books," Figes is the recipient of the Wolfon History Prize, the W. H. Smith Literary Award, the NCR Book Award, and the" Los Angeles Times" Book Prize, among others.