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The Shadow of the Winter Palace: Russia's Drift to Revolution, 1825-1917

 
 
 
 
The Shadow of the Winter Palace: Russia's Drift to Revolution, 1825-1917
Author: Edward Crankshaw
ISBN 13: 9780306809408
ISBN 10: 306809400
Edition: Revised ed.
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: 2000-04-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 440
List Price: $18.95
 
 

"Exactly 175 years ago, on the Senate Square in St. Petersburg, a failed uprising ignited a process that would, one red October, finally sweep the autocracy away. The Shadow of the Winter Palace recoun"

Atlantic Monthly

Exactly 175 years ago, on the Senate Square in St. Petersburg, a failed uprising ignited a process that would, one red October, finally sweep the autocracy away. The Shadow of the Winter Palace recounts an extraordinary century of Russian history, a politically tempestuous time that was also a Golden Age of intellectual and artistic achievement-the century of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, of Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky. A master stylist and a distinguished historian, Edward Crankshaw limns dazzling portraits of the czars, the revolutionaries, and a host of other unforgettable characters-and provides a riveting, sweeping history "jam-packed with information about the past and implications for the present"