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A People's Tragedy

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Country  United Kingdom
Subject  Russian Revolution
Publication date  1996
Author  Orlando Figes
Awards  NCR Book Award
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Language  English
Publisher  Jonathan Cape
Originally published  1996
Page count  923
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Media type  Print (hardcover, paperback)
Similar  Works by Orlando Figes, NCR Book Award winners, Russia books

Politics book review a people s tragedy the russian revolution 1891 1924 by orlando figes

A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891–1924 is an award-winning book written by British historian Orlando Figes. First published in 1996, it chronicles Russian history from the Famine of 1891-1892, the response to which, Figes argues, severely weakened the Russian Empire, to the death of Lenin in 1924, when "the basic elements of the Stalinist regime - the one-party state, the system of terror and the cult of the personality - were all in place". According to Figes "... the whole of 1917 could be seen as a political battle between those who saw the revolution as a means of bringing the war to an end and those who saw the war as a means of bringing the revolution to an end." A People's Tragedy won the Wolfson History Prize, the WH Smith Literary Award, the NCR Book Award, the Longman/History Today Book Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In 2008, the Times Literary Supplement listed A People's Tragedy as one of the "hundred most influential books since the war".


Release Details

  • Figes, Orlando (1996). A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891–1924. London: Jonathan Cape. p. 923. ISBN 0-224-04162-2. 
  • Figes, Orlando (1997-03-01). A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution. New York: Viking. p. 960. ISBN 0-670-85916-8.  First American Edition
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