A People s Tragedy

A People s Tragedy Author Orlando Figes
ISBN-10 9781847924513
Release 2017-01-26
Pages 960
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Unrivalled and wholly immersive, Orlando Figes's A People's Tragedy is a panorama of Russian society on the eve of the revolution and the story of its violent erasure. 100th Anniversary Edition Includes New Introduction In this acclaimed account, Figes follows workers, soldiers and peasants as their world is consumed by revolution. For what had started as a people's revolution contained the seeds of its degeneration into violence and dictatorship. A People's Tragedy is a masterful and definitive record of the Russian Revolution - vast in scope, exhaustive in original research and written with passion, narrative verve and human sympathy.



Die Trag die eines Volkes

Die Trag  die eines Volkes Author Orlando Figes
ISBN-10 3827008131
Release 2008
Pages 975
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Einfühlsam verbindet Figes die öffentliche Sphäre der grossen Politik und die privaten Überzeugungen der Beteiligten zu einer fesselnden Erzählung, in der die Revolution als menschliche Tragödie begriffen wird. Ein meisterhaftes Panorama der russischen Revolutionsära 1891-1924, in dem unzählige Stimmen von Zeitgenossen in Tagebüchern, Briefen und persönlichen Aufzeichnungen zu Wort kommen.



Hundert Jahre Revolution

Hundert Jahre Revolution Author Orlando Figes
ISBN-10 9783446248687
Release 2015-02-23
Pages 400
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Eine glänzend geschriebene Geschichte Sowjetrusslands – von den Wurzeln des Bolschewismus bis zum Putsch gegen Gorbatschow 1991. Laut Orlando Figes erstreckt sich die Wirkung der Russischen Revolution von 1917 über die Jahrzehnte der Diktatur bis in die Gegenwart. So waren die Sowjetführer bis zuletzt überzeugt, dass sie die von Lenin begonnene Revolution fortsetzten und auf ihre Ziele hinarbeiteten: eine kommunistische Gesellschaft des materiellen Überflusses für das Proletariat und ein neuer kollektiver Menschentyp. In einem historischen Moment, da in Russland unter Putin die autoritäre Staatstradition wiederauflebt, liefert Figes eine überzeugende Interpretation des russischen 20. Jahrhunderts.



Russland Die Trag die eines Volkes

Russland  Die Trag  die eines Volkes Author Orlando Figes
ISBN-10 9783827070906
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 976
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»Mein Ziel war es«, schreibt Orlando Figes im Vorwort, »das Chaos dieser Jahre aufzuzeigen, wie es gewöhnliche Frauen und Männer empfunden haben müssen. Ich habe versucht, die Revolution nicht als einen Aufmarsch abstrakter gesellschaftlicher Kräfte und Ideologien vorzuführen, sondern als einen Prozess, der sich aus individuellen Tragödien zusammensetzt.« Aus einer Fülle von Augenzeugenberichten erschafft Figes ein Panorama dieser Zeit der Wirren und erweitert die Geschichtsschreibung um den Erlebnishorizont. In ihren Tagebüchern und privaten Aufzeichnungen melden sich Menschen unterschiedlichster Herkunft und politischer Couleur zu Wort: vom liberalen Edelmann Fürst Lwow, dem ersten Premier nach der Februarrevolution 1917, über General Brussilow, den besten General des Zaren, der sich der Roten Armee anschloss, bis zum ländlichen Tolstoi-Aktivisten Sergei Semjonow; vom revolutionären Dichter Maxim Gorki bis zum Bauernsoldaten Dmitri Oskin, der zum bolschewistischen Kader aufstieg. Schonungslos legt der Historiker Zeugnis ab von der menschenverachtenden Grausamkeit dieser Epoche der Gewalt. Figes' monumentales Werk nimmt allein Partei für die Menschen und wird so zum tiefgreifenden Dokument, das zudem mit außergewöhnlichen Photographien ausgestattet ist.



Die Rose von Tibet

Die Rose von Tibet Author Lionel Davidson
ISBN-10 9783641219000
Release 2017-10-09
Pages 448
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Januar 1949: Der britische Filmemacher Hugh Whittington soll auf einer Expedition in der Nähe des Mount Everest ums Leben gekommen sein. Doch sein Stiefbruder Charles gelangt an Informationen, die ihn an Hughs Tod zweifeln lassen. Er ist entschlossen, nach Tibet zu reisen und ihn zu finden, doch die Grenzen des Landes sind abgeriegelt. Auf gefährlichen Pfaden gelangt Charles schließlich ins verbotene Land, wo sein Bruder sich in einem Kloster aufhalten soll. Doch statt auf Hugh trifft er dort auf eine faszinierende Frau mit einem tödlichen Geheimnis ...



Zehn Tage die die Welt ersch tterten

Zehn Tage  die die Welt ersch  tterten Author John Reed
ISBN-10 9783886346929
Release 2011-03-17
Pages 264
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Die berühmten Augenzeugenberichte und Reportagen John Reeds von der Russischen Revolution 1917 sind gerade heute angesichts der revolutionären Entwicklungen in den arabischen Ländern hochaktuell. "Im Kampf waren meine Sympathien nicht neutral. Aber in meiner Schilderung der Geschichte dieser großen Tage habe ich versucht, die Ereignisse mit den Augen eines gewissenhaften Reporters zu sehen, der nichts anderes will als die Wahrheit schreiben." John Reed



Natasha s Dance

Natasha s Dance Author Orlando Figes
ISBN-10 9781466862890
Release 2014-02-11
Pages 544
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History on a grand scale--an enchanting masterpiece that explores the making of one of the world's most vibrant civilizations A People's Tragedy, wrote Eric Hobsbawm, did "more to help us understand the Russian Revolution than any other book I know." Now, in Natasha's Dance, internationally renowned historian Orlando Figes does the same for Russian culture, summoning the myriad elements that formed a nation and held it together. Beginning in the eighteenth century with the building of St. Petersburg--a "window on the West"--and culminating with the challenges posed to Russian identity by the Soviet regime, Figes examines how writers, artists, and musicians grappled with the idea of Russia itself--its character, spiritual essence, and destiny. He skillfully interweaves the great works--by Dostoevsky, Stravinsky, and Chagall--with folk embroidery, peasant songs, religious icons, and all the customs of daily life, from food and drink to bathing habits to beliefs about the spirit world. Figes's characters range high and low: the revered Tolstoy, who left his deathbed to search for the Kingdom of God, as well as the serf girl Praskovya, who became Russian opera's first superstar and shocked society by becoming her owner's wife. Like the European-schooled countess Natasha performing an impromptu folk dance in Tolstoy's War and Peace, the spirit of "Russianness" is revealed by Figes as rich and uplifting, complex and contradictory--a powerful force that unified a vast country and proved more lasting than any Russian ruler or state.



Sie schufen Amerika

Sie schufen Amerika Author Joseph J. Ellis
ISBN-10 3406528295
Release 2005
Pages 372
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Sie schufen Amerika has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sie schufen Amerika also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sie schufen Amerika book for free.



Das Schwarzbuch des Kommunismus

Das Schwarzbuch des Kommunismus Author Stéphane Courtois
ISBN-10 3492046649
Release 2004
Pages 1001
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Das >Schwarzbuch des Kommunismus hat den Blick auf das 20. Jahrhundert tiefgreifend verändert. Von den Autoren minutiös recherchiert, zieht es die grausige Bilanz des Kommunismus, der prägenden Idee unserer Zeit. Mehr als 80 Millionen Tote, so rechnen die Autoren vor, hat die Vision der klassenlosen Gesellschaft gekostet - mehr als der Nationalsozialismus zu verantworten hat. Das Buch hat eine beispiellose Kontroverse ausgelöst, denn es beläßt es nicht bei einer Generalinventur des roten Terrors, es benennt auch Mitwisser und intellektuelle Mittäter im Westen: Das Schwarzbuch ist auch eine Unglücksgeschichte jener >willigen Helfer



Interpreting the Russian Revolution

Interpreting the Russian Revolution Author Orlando Figes
ISBN-10 0300081065
Release 1999
Pages 198
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The authors examine the diverse ways that language and other symbols--including flags and emblems, public rituals, songs, and codes of dress--were used to identify competing sides and to create new meanings in Russia's political struggles of 1917. 32 illustrations.



Trotzki

Trotzki Author Dimitri Wolkogonow
ISBN-10 9783958415522
Release 2017-06-30
Pages 550
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Der Terror begann nicht mit Stalin. Leo Trotzki, der „Sänger der Revolution", hat zugleich die Grundlagen der Diktatur gelegt, die sein siegreicher Rivale um die Macht perfektionierte. Diese große Biographie entzaubert den Mythos Trotzki – und eine Idee, die unser Jahrhundert beherrschte.



Access to History Reaction and Revolution Russia 1894 1924 Third edition

Access to History  Reaction and Revolution  Russia 1894 1924 Third edition Author Michael Lynch
ISBN-10 9781444150728
Release 2005-05-27
Pages 300
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The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students.The third edition of this best-selling title provides both a narrative and analysis of the background, course and effects of the 1917 revolution. Beginning with an overview of Imperial Russia and the problems and challenges it faced, it goes on to look at the growth of revolutionary movements which would eventually lead to the October Revolution. It then examines how the Bolsheviks consolidated their power under Lenin. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.



The Whisperers

The Whisperers Author Orlando Figes
ISBN-10 9781466829237
Release 2008-11-25
Pages 784
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From the award-winning author of A People's Tragedy and Natasha's Dance, a landmark account of what private life was like for Russians in the worst years of Soviet repression There have been many accounts of the public aspects of Stalin's dictatorship: the arrests and trials, the enslavement and killing in the gulags. No previous book, however, has explored the regime's effect on people's personal lives, what one historian called "the Stalinism that entered into all of us." Now, drawing on a huge collection of newly discovered documents, The Whisperers reveals for the first time the inner world of ordinary Soviet citizens as they struggled to survive amidst the mistrust, fear, compromises, and betrayals that pervaded their existence. Moving from the Revolution of 1917 to the death of Stalin and beyond, Orlando Figes re-creates the moral maze in which Russians found themselves, where one wrong turn could destroy a family or, perversely, end up saving it. He brings us inside cramped communal apartments, where minor squabbles could lead to fatal denunciations; he examines the Communist faithful, who often rationalized even their own arrest as a case of mistaken identity; and he casts a humanizing light on informers, demonstrating how, in a repressive system, anyone could easily become a collaborator. A vast panoramic portrait of a society in which everyone spoke in whispers—whether to protect their families and friends, or to inform upon them—The Whisperers is a gripping account of lives lived in impossible times.



An Age of Saints

An Age of Saints Author Peter Sarris
ISBN-10 9789004206601
Release 2011-06-09
Pages 223
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This volume focuses on the strategies through which secular and ecclesiastical authorities throughout the early medieval world shaped and exploited Christian culture in their own interests, and the simultaneous attempts of rivals and sceptics to resist that same process.



Die sieben F hrer

Die sieben F  hrer Author Dimitri Wolkogonow
ISBN-10 3797307748
Release 2001
Pages 572
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Die sieben F hrer has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Die sieben F hrer also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Die sieben F hrer book for free.



The Tragedy of Liberation

The Tragedy of Liberation Author Frank Dikötter
ISBN-10 9781408837597
Release 2013-08-29
Pages 400
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In 1949 Mao Zedong hoisted the red flag over Beijing's Forbidden City. Instead of liberating the country, the communists destroyed the old order and replaced it with a repressive system that would dominate every aspect of Chinese life. In an epic of revolution and violence which draws on newly opened party archives, interviews and memoirs, Frank Dikötter interweaves the stories of millions of ordinary people with the brutal politics of Mao's court. A gripping account of how people from all walks of life were caught up in a tragedy that sent at least five million civilians to their deaths.



Stalin s American Spy

Stalin s American Spy Author Tony Sharp
ISBN-10 9781849044974
Release 2014-05-15
Pages 320
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Stalin's American Spy tells the remarkable story of Noel Field, a Soviet agent in the US State Department in the mid-1930s. Lured to Prague in May 1949, he was kidnapped and handed over to the Hungarian secret police. Tortured by them and interrogated too by their Soviet superiors, Field's forced 'confessions' were manipulated by Stalin and his East European satraps to launch a devastating series of show-trials that led to the imprisonment and judicial murder of numerous Czechoslovak, German, Polish and Hungarian party members. Yet there were other events in his very strange career that could give rise to the suspicion that Field was an American spy who had infiltrated the Communist movement at the behest of Allen Dulles, the wartime OSS chief in Switzerland who later headed the CIA. Never tried, Field and his wife were imprisoned in Budapest until 1954, then granted political asylum in Hungary, where they lived out their sterile last years. This new biography takes a fresh look at Field's relationship with Dulles, and his role in the Alger Hiss affair. It sheds fresh light upon Soviet espionage in the United States and Field's relationship with Hede Massing, Ignace Reiss and Walter Krivitsky. It also reassesses how the increasingly anti-Semitic East European show-trials were staged and dissects the 'lessons" which Stalin sought to convey through them.