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Former people : the last days of the Russian aristocracy

Author: Douglas Smith
Publisher: London : Pan Books, ♭2012. 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Smith
ISBN: 9780330520294 0330520296
OCLC Number: 826658827
Notes: Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012.
Awards: Winner of Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2013
Description: xxi, 464 pages . : illustrations ; 20 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 foxt-rot 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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"[An] excellent history . . . A sobering tale of the complexities of revolution, told with clarity and sympathy."--"The Independent" "Absorbing . . . How could one ever think that these people were Read more...

 
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