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

by Edward Crankshaw

ISBN 0306809400 / 9780306809408 / 0-306-80940-0
Publisher Da Capo Press
Language English
Edition Softcover
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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 achievementthe century of Dostoyevsky 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 charactersand provides a riveting, sweeping history "jam-packed with information about the past and implications for the present"(Atlantic Monthly).
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