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Former people : the last days of the Russian aristocracy

Author: Douglas Smith
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Epic in scope, intimate in detail, heartbreaking in its human drama, Former People is the first book to recount the history of the nobility caught up the maelstrom of the Bolshevik Revolution and the creation of Stalin's Russia. It is a book filled with chilling tales of looted palaces, burning estates, of desperate flights in the night from marauding bands of thugs and Red Army soldiers, of imprisonment, exile,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Smith
ISBN: 9780230749061 0230749062
OCLC Number: 796276518
Awards: Winner of Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2013 (UK)
Description: xvii, 464 pages [32] pages plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Before the deluge --
Russia, 1900 --
Sheremetevs --
Golitsyns --
Last dance --
1917 --
Fall of the Romanovs --
Country of mutionous slaves --
Bolshevik coup --
Expropriating the expropriators --
Corner House --
Spa town hell --
Bogoroditsk --
Dr. Golitsyn --
Exodus --
NEP --
School of life --
Noble remains --
Fox-trot Affair --
Virtue in rags --
Stalin's Russia --
Great break --
Death of Parnassus --
Outcasts --
Mouse, the kerosene and the match --
Anna's fortune --
Happy times --
Poisonous snakes and the avenging sword: Operation Former People --
Great terror --
War: the end.
Responsibility: by Douglas Smith.

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