A People’s Tragedy by Orlando Figes

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Took me a while this book. It’s dense. In a good way. So much history and so much detail crammed in to each and every page. Some books you can skim read and still know where you are. This one you had to pay attention constantly or risk missing out on a major point. Fantastically well researched and really is a comprehensive overview of the Russian revolution. At times it was uncomfortable reading – there was nothing pleasant about it at all – but then again the job of the historian is not to sugar coat it.

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