A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924 MOBI

A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924 It is history on an epic yet human scale Vast in scope, exhaustive in original research, written with passion, narrative skill, and human sympathy, A People s Tragedy is a profound account of the Russian Revolution for a new generation Many consider the Russian Revolution to be the most significant event of the twentieth century Distinguished scholar Orlando Figes pr


About the Author: Orlando Figes

Orlando Figes is a British historian of Russia, and a professor of history at Birkbeck, University of London.



10 thoughts on “A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924

  1. says:

    While I was halfway through this, an inspirational quote from Lenin happened to come up on my reddit feed Something from one of those early speeches, about equality for all I left a comment to suggest I thought quite mildly that it was, perhaps, ethically questionable to be quoting with approbation someone responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people only to be downvoted into oblivion by other users You re prob


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    If you thought the Season 5 finale of Game of Thrones was brutal, Orlando Figes wants to educate you You don t pick up a book like A People s Tragedy with the notion that it s going to be filled with newborn puppies, ice cream giveaways, and people finding rolled up and forgotten twenty dollar bills in their pockets If you do have that notion well, you should really reread the title Even so, the collection of misery in Figes mass


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    A people s tragedy The Russian Revolution 1891 1924, Orlando FigesA People s Tragedy The Russian Revolution 1891 1924 is an award winning book written by British historian Orlando Figes and published in 1996 According to Figes the whole of 1917 could be seen as a political battle between those who saw the revolution as a means of bringing the war to an end and those who saw the war as a means of bringing the revolution to an end 20


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    Recent memory, modern memory and then history We are all living in recent memory The oldest generation is the eye witness to modern memory When it passes on, we will begin to receive the history from the events and people of that generation without the influence of contemporary bias or dialectics.It has been almost hundred years since the Russian Revolution and Civil War It is still too early for its pure history, but reliable narrat


  5. says:

    First, Figes briskly deals with all those things you thought you knew about the Russian Revolution, Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky, Kerensky the liberals, the Bolsheviks, the Tsar Again and again, I realized I had picked up myths either promoted by those who lost, or those who consolidated, the Revolution The mythmaking machine was going full tilt from 1917 onwards particularly during the Stalinist and Cold War Years and this book would be irr


  6. says:

    This is at one and the same time a very long book and a fascinating one As a exhaustive study of Russian history from the reign of Nicholas II to the death of Lenin, it is epic in its sweep The only reasons I could not find it in me to give it five stars are the following 1 Orlando Figes has developed a reputation for controversy First, he wrote reviews for .Com under an assumed name Birkbeck in which he excoriated competing writers on R


  7. says:

    The Russian Revolution launched a vast experiment in social engineering perhaps the grandest in the history of mankind It was arguably an experiment which the human race was bound to make at some point in its evolution, the logical conclusion of humanity s historic striving for social justice and comradeship Figes writes about the Russian Revolution asof a coup in both February and October the second time only Bolsheviks participated and i


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    In this work, Figes makes two arguments that are not fully apparent until the conclusion First, the Russian people were not betrayed by the Revolution Instead, the devolution of the Revolution was, in Figes s view, the result of the inability of the Russian people to come to terms with democratic institutions He finds that the period between 1905 1914 represented Russia s liberal democratic revolution, but it did not produce the reforms nece


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    Orlando Figes masterful A People s Tragedy The Russian Revolution 1891 1924 provides a rich and complex portrait that of Russian society at the time of the fall of the Romanov dynasty and the birth of the Communist state One does not read it for Figes opinions but rather for the amount of detail that he is able to marshall and synthesize on the key social, cultural and political trends of the revolutionary era The book is a great pleasure for


  10. says:

    This is a remarkable book on the Russian Revolution It s coverage from 1891 thru 1924 is detailed, but very readable We are presented with a wide panoply of characters Tsar Nicholas II, Lenin, Prince Lvov, Kerensky, Gorky and manyThis gives a distinctive personal feeling where history is populated by real people and provides us with a ground view of the turbulent events of Russia It s a brutal history.Sadly, there were periods during the Tsar s


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