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N a human scale while providing a convincing and detailed understanding of the role of workers peasants and soldiers in the revolution He moves deftly from topics such as the grand social forces and mass movements that made up the revolution to profiles of key personalities and representative characters Figes's themes of the Russian revolution as a tragedy for the Russian people as a whole and for the millions of individuals who lost their lives to the brutal forces it unleashed make sense of events. Recent memory modern memory and then history We are all living in recent memory The oldest generation is the eye witness to modern memory When

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A People's Tragedy The Russian Revolution 1891–1924

Written in a narrative style that captures both the scope and detail of the Russian revolution Orlando Figes's history is certain to become one of the most important contemporary studies of Russia as it was at the beginning of the 20th century With an almost cinematic eye Figes captures the broad movements of war and revolution never losing sight of the individuals whose lives make up his subject He makes use of personal papers and personal histories to illustrate the effects the revolution wrought o. If you thought the Season 5 finale of Game of Thrones was brutal Orlando Figes wants to educate you You don t pick up a book like A People

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For a new generation of students of Russian history Sympathy for the charismatic leaders and ideological theorizing regarding Hegelian dialectics and Marxist economics two hallmarks of much earlier writing on the Russian revolution are banished from these clear eyed fair minded pages of A People's Tragedy The author's sympathy is suarely with the Russian people That commitment together with the benefit of historical hindsight provides a standpoint Figes take full advantage of in this masterful histor. Orlando Figes masterful A People s Tragedy The Russian Revolution 1891 1924 provides a rich and complex portrait that of Russian society at t


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    While I was halfway through this an ‘inspirational uote’ from Lenin happened to come up on my reddit feed Something from one of those early speeches about euality for all I left a comment to suggest – I tho

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    If you thought the Season 5 finale of Game of Thrones was brutal Orlando Figes wants to educate you You don’t pick up a book like A People’s Tragedy with the notion that it’s going to be filled with newborn puppies ice cream giveaways and people finding rolled up and forgotten twenty dollar bills in their pockets If you do have that not

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    ‭A people's tragedy The Russian Revolution 1891 1924 Orlando FigesA People's Tragedy The Russian Revolution 1891–1924 is an award winning book written by British historian Orlando Figes and published in 1996 According to Figes t

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    Recent memory modern memory and then history We are all living in recent memory The oldest generation is the eye witness to modern memory When it passes on we will begin to receive the history from the events and people of that generation without the influence of contemporary bias or dialecticsIt has been almost a hundred years since the Russian Revolution and Civil War It is still too early for its pure history but reliable narratives unb

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    First Figes briskly deals with all those things you thought you knew about the Russian Revolution Lenin Stalin Trotsky Kerensky the liberals the Bolsheviks the Tsar Again and again I realized I had picked up myths either promoted by those who lost or those who consolidated the Revolution The mythmaking machine was going full tilt from 1917 onwards particularly during the Stalinist and Cold War Years and this book would

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    This is at one and the same time a very long book and a fascinating one As a exhaustive study of Russian history from the reign of Nicholas II

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    In this work Figes makes two arguments that are not fully apparent until the conclusion First the Russian people were not betrayed by the Revolution Instead the devolution of the Revolution was in Figes's view the result

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    “The Russian Revolution launched a vast experiment in social engineering – perhaps the grandest in the history of mankind It was arguably an experiment which the human race was bound to make at some point in its evolution the logical conclusion of humanity’s historic striving for social justice and comradeship”Figes writes about the Russian Revolution as of a coup in both February and October the seco

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    Orlando Figes' masterful A People's Tragedy The Russian Revolution 1891 1924 provides a rich and complex portrai

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    This is a remarkable book on the Russian Revolution It’s coverage from 1891 thru 1924 is detailed but very read