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The Resource Former people : the final days of the Russian aristocracy, Douglas Smith

Former people : the final days of the Russian aristocracy, Douglas Smith

Label
Former people : the final days of the Russian aristocracy
Title
Former people
Title remainder
the final days of the Russian aristocracy
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Epic in scope, precise in detail, and heart-breaking in its human drama, Former People is the first book to recount the history of the aristocracy caught up in the maelstrom of the Bolshevik Revolution and the creation of Stalin<U+2019>s Russia. Filled with chilling tales of looted palaces and burning estates, of desperate flights in the night from marauding peasants and Red Army soldiers, of imprisonment, exile, and execution, it is the story of how a centuries<U+2019>-old elite, famous for its glittering wealth, its service to the Tsar and Empire, and its promotion of the arts and culture, was dispossessed and destroyed along with the rest of old Russia. Yet Former People is also a story of survival and accommodation, of how many of the tsarist ruling class<U+2014>so-called “former people” and “class enemies”<U+2014>overcame the psychological wounds inflicted by the loss of their world and decades of repression as they struggled to find a place for themselves and their families in the new, hostile order of the Soviet Union. Chronicling the fate of two great aristocratic families<U+2014>the Sheremetevs and the Golitsyns<U+2014>it reveals how even in the darkest depths of the terror, daily life went on. Told with sensitivity and nuance by acclaimed historian Douglas Smith, Former People is the dramatic portrait of two of Russia<U+2019>s most powerful aristocratic families, and a sweeping account of their homeland in violent transition
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10146730
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Douglas
Dewey number
305.5/20947
Index
index present
LC call number
HT653.S65
LC item number
S65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Sheremetev family
  • Golit͡syn family
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the final days of the Russian aristocracy
Label
Former people : the final days of the Russian aristocracy, Douglas Smith
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/former-people-the-final-days-of-the-russian-aristocracy-by-douglas-smith/
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before the deluge. Russia, 1900 ; The Sheremetevs ; The Golitsyns ; The last dance -- 1917. The fall of the Romanovs ; A country of mutinous slaves ; The bolshevik coup -- Civil war. Expropriating the expropriators ; The corner house ; Spa town hall ; Bogoroditsk ; Doctor Golitsyn ; Exodus -- NEP. School of life ; Noble remains ; The foxtrot affair ; Virtue in rags -- Stalin's Russia. The great break ; The death of Parnassus ; Outcasts ; The mouse, the kerosene, and the match ; Anna's fortune ; Happy times ; Poisonous snakes and the avenging sword: operation "former people" ; The great terror ; War: the end
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 464 pages
Isbn
9780374157616
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2012003819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 777327422
  • (OCoLC)777327422
Label
Former people : the final days of the Russian aristocracy, Douglas Smith
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/former-people-the-final-days-of-the-russian-aristocracy-by-douglas-smith/
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before the deluge. Russia, 1900 ; The Sheremetevs ; The Golitsyns ; The last dance -- 1917. The fall of the Romanovs ; A country of mutinous slaves ; The bolshevik coup -- Civil war. Expropriating the expropriators ; The corner house ; Spa town hall ; Bogoroditsk ; Doctor Golitsyn ; Exodus -- NEP. School of life ; Noble remains ; The foxtrot affair ; Virtue in rags -- Stalin's Russia. The great break ; The death of Parnassus ; Outcasts ; The mouse, the kerosene, and the match ; Anna's fortune ; Happy times ; Poisonous snakes and the avenging sword: operation "former people" ; The great terror ; War: the end
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 464 pages
Isbn
9780374157616
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2012003819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 777327422
  • (OCoLC)777327422

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