In War's Dark Shadow: The Russians before the Great War / Edition 1

In War's Dark Shadow: The Russians before the Great War / Edition 1

by W. Bruce Lincoln
     
 

ISBN-10: 0875805973

ISBN-13: 9780875805979

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press

In the quarter century before World War I, change came to Russia at a dizzying pace. The industrial revolution, the building of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the disastrous Russo-Japanese War, and the Revolution of 1905 drastically reshaped the lives of both the ruling classes and ordinary people. Imperial Russia was home to more than a hundred million men and women

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Overview

In the quarter century before World War I, change came to Russia at a dizzying pace. The industrial revolution, the building of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the disastrous Russo-Japanese War, and the Revolution of 1905 drastically reshaped the lives of both the ruling classes and ordinary people. Imperial Russia was home to more than a hundred million men and women, but by the time Vladimir Lenin announced the Bolsheviks' revolutionary victory, one in three had either perished or fled in exile.

In War's Dark Shadow explores the lives, thoughts, and hopes of the Russian people as they entered the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875805979
Publisher:
Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
573
Sales rank:
881,333
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents


Table of Contents

Foreword
Chapter I. 1891: The Fateful Year
Chapter II. In the Wake of Famine
Chapter III. Russia's New Lords
Chapter IV. Life in the Lower Depths
Chapter V. The Few Who Dared
Chapter VI. Defenders of the Old Order
Chapter VII. "A Small Victorious War"
Chapter VIII. 1905: The Year of Turmoil
Chapter IX. "What We Want Is a Great Russia!"
Chapter X. "The Children of Russia's Dreadful Years"
Chapter XI. The Last Days of Peace
Chapter XII. The Drums of War
Afterword
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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