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Former people : the final days of the Russian aristocracy

Author: Douglas Smith
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Examines the fate of two Russian aristocratic families in a detailed account of the Bolshevik Revolution's effect on the upper class, discussing the relentless lootings, harrowing escapes, humbling exile and imprisonment, and summary executions that took place during this violent time of transition.
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Named Person: Sheremetev family; Golit︠s︡yn family
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Smith
ISBN: 9780374157616 0374157618
OCLC Number: 777327422
Description: xvii, 464 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Before the deluge. Russia, 1900 ; The Sheremetevs ; The Golitsyns ; The last dance --
1917. The fall of the Romanovs ; A country of mutinous slaves ; The bolshevik coup --
Civil war. Expropriating the expropriators ; The corner house ; Spa town hall ; Bogoroditsk ; Doctor Golitsyn ; Exodus --
NEP. School of life ; Noble remains ; The foxtrot affair ; Virtue in rags --
Stalin's Russia. The great break ; The death of Parnassus ; Outcasts ; The mouse, the kerosene, and the match ; Anna's fortune ; Happy times ; Poisonous snakes and the avenging sword: operation "former people" ; The great terror ; War: the end.
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Examines the fate of two Russian aristocratic families in a detailed account of the Bolshevik Revolution's effect on the upper class, discussing the relentless lootings, harrowing escapes, humbling exile and imprisonment, and summary executions that took place during this violent time of transition.

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