Description - The Shadow of the Winter Palace by Edward Crankshaw
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 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 characters,and provides a riveting, sweeping history "jam-packed with information about the past and implications for the present" (Atlantic Monthly) .
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(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Da Capo Press Inc
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Author Biography - Edward Crankshaw
Edward Crankshaw (1909-1984) reported on Soviet affairs for the London Observer for more than two decades.