Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 – A World on the Edge

Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin s Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd the former St Petersburg was in turmoil felt nowhere keenly than on the fashionable Nevsky Prospekt where the foreign visitors and diplomats who filled hotels, clubs, bars and embassies were acute

The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution

On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Tariq Ali paints an illuminating portrait of Lenin At the end of his life, Lenin wrote we didn t know everything , acknowledging the dilemmas he faced on the road to revolution in 1917 and beyond In this unusual exploration of the crises that Lenin overc

Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs

On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil Numerous biographies, novels, and f

Chimes of a Lost Cathedral (The Revolution of Marina M. #2)

The story of THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M continues in bestselling author Janet Fitch s sweeping epic about a young woman s coming into her own against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution After the events of The Revolution of Marina M., the young Marina Makarova finds herself on her own amid the

The Empire Must Die: Russia's Revolutionary Collapse, 1900-1917

From Tolstoy to Lenin, from Diaghilev to Stalin, The Empire Must Die is a tragedy of operatic proportions with a cast of characters that ranges from the exotic to utterly villainous, the glamorous to the depraved.In 1912, Russia experienced a flowering of liberalism and tolerance that placed it at t

The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family

According to Hutchinson,The Race to Save the Romanovs is an incredible detective story that will piece together and reconstruct the complex behind the scenes royal, diplomatic and unofficial efforts to secure a sanctuary for the Romanovs In the process it will reveal bitter family rivalries, sec