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Overtaken by the night : one Russian's journey through peace, war, revolution, & terror

Author: Richard G Robbins
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2017]
Series: Series in Russian and East European studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Vladimir Fedorovich Dzhunkovsky, the subject of this book, was a witness to his country's unfolding tragedy--the decay of the tsarist autocracy, world war, revolution, the rise of a new regime, and its descent into terror. But Dzhunkovsky was not just a passive observer, he was an active participant in the troubled and turbulent events of his time, often struggling against the tide. Overtaken by the Night paints a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: V F Dzhunkovskiĭ; V F Dzhunkovskiĭ; Vladimir Fedorovič Džunkovskij
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard G Robbins
ISBN: 9780822945161 0822945169 9780822966173 0822966174
OCLC Number: 989028366
Description: xviii, 564 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : Butovo, 1938 --
Part one. From page to public man, 1865-1904. Youth and the Corps of Pages --
Guardsman and courtier --
Love, labor, loss --
Green snake, red flag --
Part two. Alarms & civil strife, 1905. Storm signals --
Moscow explodes --
Part three. Master of the province, 1906-1912. Learning the ropes --
A governor con brio --
Provincial politics --
National pageantry --
Part four. Security chief, 1913-1915. Celebration and reform --
A gendarme manqué? --
Mission to Baku --
In war at home --
Riot, Rasputin, ruin --
Part five. Dzhunkovsky's war, 1915-1918. Finding peace in war --
In dubious battles : Naroch Lake and after --
Red flags at the front --
The end of a world --
Part six. In the shadows, 1918-1938. Pensioner, prisoner, witness for the prosecution --
Before the bar of Soviet justice --
That the descendants of the Orthodox might know --
Overtaken by the night --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Series in Russian and East European studies.
Responsibility: Richard G. Robbins Jr.

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Highly readable, Overtaken by the Night captivates on many levels. It is a gripping biography of a man of many faces, a behind-the-curtain look at the inner workings of Russian politics at its  Read more...

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Robbins tells a remarkable story and does so with great intelligence, insight, verve, and feeling. It will be of interest to specialists in Russian history but also comparative political history. Read more...

 
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