Caught in the revolution : Petrograd, Russia, 1917--a world on the edge
The <IT>New York Times<RO> best-selling author of <IT>The Romanov Sisters<RO> presents a gripping portrait of Petrograd at the outbreak of the Russian Revolution, drawing on foreign-national eyewitness accounts to trace key events as recorded in letters and journals.
March 1917 : on the brink of war and revolution
A history of a pivotal month on the eve of World War I, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Moscow correspondent, describes the abdication of Russian Tsar Nicholas II and America's declaration of war on Germany as part of the Wilson administration's decision to establish the U.S. as a global power.
The Russian Revolution : a new history
"In The Russian Revolution, historian Sean McMeekin traces the origins and events of the Russian Revolution, which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and changed the course of world history. Between 1900 and 1920, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation: by the end of these two decades, a new regime was in place, the economy had collapsed, and over 20 million Russians had died during the revolution and what followed. Still, Bolshevik power remained intact due to a remarkable combination of military prowess, violent terror tactics, and the failures of their opposition. And as McMeekin shows, Russia's revolutionaries were aided at nearly every step by countries like Germany and Sweden who sought to benefit-politically and economically-from the chaotic changes overtaking the country. The first comprehensive history of these momentous events in a decade, The Russian Revolution combines cutting-edge scholarship and a fast-paced narrative to shed new light on a great turning point of the twentieth century"--
The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
Draws on personal writings and private sources to challenge common misperceptions and illuminate the daily lives and vibrant personalities of the four Russian Grand Duchesses from their own perspectives, revealing their awareness of family turmoil and the approach of the Russian Revolution. 30,000 first printing.
Rasputin : faith, power, and the twilight of the Romanovs
On the 100th anniversary of his murder, a biography of the mystical faith healer and close friend of the last Tsar of Russia describes his strange rise to power, his penchant for debauchery and his involvement in the end of the Romanov dynasty.
The new tsar : the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin
Describes the rise to power of Russia's current president, a former KGB agent who began his tenure as a positive reformer in 2000, only to mutate into a new consolidated power of authoritarianism who retains the support of many and swiftly quiets dissenters. 35,000 first printing.