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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"An exemplary popular history, a work which is at once erudite, readable, and persuasive.... Lincoln's work gives a multisided portrait of the Russian people at the most critical moment of their modern history."
Slavic Review

"A vivid, dramatic, and authoritative account of the societal clashes and contradictions that made the revolution of 1917 inevitable.... [Lincoln] makes history not only vivid but accessible."—Chicago Tribune Bookworld

"Lincoln has written a work of huge scope and astounding erudition."—Los Angeles Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875805979
  • Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 573
  • Sales rank: 824,395
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

W. Bruce Lincoln is Distinguished Research Professor of Russian History at Northern Illinois University and the author of ten books including Passage to Armageddon, Nicholas I, and the The Romanovs.

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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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