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Sunlight at midnight : St. Petersburg and the rise of modern Russia

Author: W Bruce Lincoln
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Basic Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For Russians, St. Petersburg has embodied power, heroism, and fortitude. It has encompassed all the things that the Russians are and that they hope to become. Opulence and artistic brilliance blended with images of suffering on a monumental scale make up the historic persona of the late W. Bruce Lincoln's lavish "biography" of this mysterious, complex city. Climate and comfort were not what Tsar Peter the Great had  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lincoln, W. Bruce.
Sunlight at midnight.
Boulder, CO : Basic Books, ©2002
(OCoLC)606532804
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Bruce Lincoln
ISBN: 0465083234 9780465083237 1903985005 9781903985007 0465083242 9780465083244
OCLC Number: 45122873
Description: viii, 419 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Window on the West (1703-1796) --
The Builders --
Lords of the Realm --
The Shadow of the Winter Palace --
Imperial Colossus (1796-1855) --
The Hub of Empire --
Nevskii Prospekt --
Cradle of Revolution (1856-1941) --
Modernity's Challenge --
The Peter and Paul Fortress --
On the Eve --
Comrades --
"Hero City" (1941-1991) --
Nine Hundred Days --
Together in Step --
Past and Present.
Responsibility: W. Bruce Lincoln.
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A fitting testament to [Lincoln's] literary skill. It evokes vividly the unconscionable gulf between the life of the city's aristocratic patrons and the misery of the masses.--New York Times  Read more...

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