The Shadow of the Winter Palace: Russia's Drift to Revolution, 1825-1917

The Shadow of the Winter Palace: Russia's Drift to Revolution, 1825-1917

by Edward Crankshaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306809400

ISBN-13: 9780306809408

Pub. Date: 04/01/2000

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Exactly 175 years ago, on the Senate Square in St. Petersburg, a failed uprising ignited a process that would, one red October, finally sweep the autocracy away. The Shadow of the Winter Palace recounts an extraordinary century of Russian history, a politically tempestuous time that was also a Golden Age of intellectual and artistic achievement—the

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Exactly 175 years ago, on the Senate Square in St. Petersburg, a failed uprising ignited a process that would, one red October, finally sweep the autocracy away. The Shadow of the Winter Palace recounts an extraordinary century of Russian history, a politically tempestuous time that was also a Golden Age of intellectual and artistic achievement—the century of Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, of Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky. A master stylist and a distinguished historian, Edward Crankshaw limns dazzling portraits of the czars, the revolutionaries, and a host of other unforgettable characters—and provides a riveting, sweeping history "jam-packed with information about the past and implications for the present"(Atlantic Monthly).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306809408
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
1,321,396
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 9.09(h) x 1.12(d)

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