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  1. Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy
    Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy
    Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy
    Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy
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  2. Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy

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The riveting and harrowing story of the Russian nobility caught in the upheaval of the Revolution

Winner of the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize
Named a Best Book of the Year by The Kansas City Star and Salon

Epic in scope, precise in detail, and heartbreaking in its human drama, Former People is the first book to recount the history of the aristocracy caught up in the maelstrom of the Bolshevik Revolution and the creation of Stalin's Russia. It is the story of how a centuries-old elite, famous for its glittering wealth, its service to the tsar and empire, and its promotion of the arts and culture, was dispossessed and destroyed along with the rest of old Russia. Chronicling the fate of two great aristocratic families―the Sheremetevs and the Golitsyns―it reveals how even in the darkest depths of the terror, daily life went on.

Told with sensitivity and nuance by acclaimed historian Douglas Smith, Former People is the dramatic portrait of two of Russia's most powerful aristocratic families and a sweeping account of their homeland in violent transition.

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Douglas Smith
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: Picador
EAN
9781250037794
Edition
Reprint
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
1250037794
Label
Picador
Manufacturer
Picador
MPN
black & white illustrations, maps
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
528
PartNumber
black & white illustrations, maps
PublicationDate
2013-09-24
Publisher
Picador
ReleaseDate
2013-09-24
Studio
Picador
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