1917: The Year that Changed the World The Russian Revolution through Eyewitness Accounts

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2019-03-29
  • Publisher: Fontanka Publishers

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Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?


•Groundbreaking approach to popular history based upon the unique 'Project1917' website that tells the story of 1917 in the form of social media, introducing a multitude of diverse voices recounting events as they happen

•New material uncovered by an ongoing team of researchers and experts in Moscow, including previously unpublished photographs

•Will be published to coincide with publicity marking the centenary of the October (November as per current calendar) revolution

1917: The Year that Changed the World is a month-by-month re-telling of Russia's year of revolutions, consisting entirely of primary sources: letters, memoirs, diaries and other documents of the period, accompanied by remarkable images, many previously not published. Created by the team behind Project 1917 - a digital resource and groundbreaking presentation of popular history in the age of social media - the story is told through several chapters that reveal the ebb and flow of events and opinions over the year, from increasing disillusionment with the monarchy to revolutionary fervour after the abdication of Nicholas II, then the gradual 'unravelling' of the Provisional Government, and eventually the 'Great October' that brought the Bolsheviks to power. There were many who thought that Russia's second revolution would also be short-lived, but it was the decisive moment in a year that influenced the entire course of the twentieth century, as this book vividly demonstrates.

Contents: 1. Dark Forces; 2. Freedom; 3. Brand New World; 4. New Art; 5. The War; 6. Kerensky; 7. Ukraine; 8. Justice; 9. Disillusionment; 10. It Won't Be Long

Author Biography

Mikhail Zygar, founder and director of Project1917, is a Russian journalist and former editor-in-chief of the only independent TV station in Russian, TV Rain (Dozhd). His most recent book is All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin (Perseus, 2016).

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