A People's Tragedy

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A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891–1924 is an award-winning book written by British historian Orlando Figes. First published in 1996, it chronicles Russian history from the Famine of 1891-1892, the response to which, Figes argues, severely weakened the Russian Empire, to the death of Lenin in 1924, when "the basic elements of the Stalinist regime - the one-party state, the system of terror and the cult of the personality - were all in place". A People's Tragedy won the Wolfson History Prize, the WH Smith Literary Award, the NCR Book Award, the Longman/History Today Book Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891–1924
Author Orlando Figes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Russian Revolution
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Publication date
1996
Media type Print (hardcover, paperback)
Pages 923
ISBN ISBN 0-224-04162-2
LC Class DK260.5F4

Release Details[edit]

  • Figes, Orlando (1996). A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891–1924. London: Jonathan Cape. p. 923. ISBN 0-224-04162-2. 
  • Figes, Orlando (1997-03-01). A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution. New York: Viking. p. 960. ISBN 0-670-85916-8.  First American Edition