The first single-volume history of the century's most tragic and brutal revolution; a brilliant, highly readable narrative in the manner of Simon Schama's Citizens.
Orlando Figes is a professor at Birkbeck College, University of London, and former University Lecturer in History at Cambridge. Born in London in 1959, he graduated with a double-starred first in History from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1982. His first book, Peasant Russia, Civil War, was described by one reviewer as 'one of the most important books ever published on the Russian Revolution'. His website can be found at www.orlandofiges.co.uk
"A modern masterpiece" -- Andrew Marr "Combines dramatic power, absorbing narrative and magisterial scholarship - a magnificent tour de force" -- Christopher Andrew * Sunday Telegraph * "The most moving account of the Russian Revolution since Doctor Zhivago" -- Lucasta Miller * Independent * "This book is not just a history; it is an item of history" -- Neal Ascherson * Independent on Sunday * "A People's Tragedy will do more to help us understand the Russian Revolution than any other book I know" -- Eric Hobsbawm * London Review of Books *