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"An exemplary popular history, a work which is at once erudite, readable, and persuasive.... Lincoln's work gives a multisided portrait of the Russian people at the most critical moment of their modern history."
"A vivid, dramatic, and authoritative account of the societal clashes and contradictions that made the revolution of 1917 inevitable.... [Lincoln] makes history not only vivid but accessible."—Chicago Tribune Bookworld
"Lincoln has written a work of huge scope and astounding erudition."—Los Angeles Times
W. Bruce Lincoln authored twelve books about Russia and its past, most notably The Romanovs: Autocrats of All the Russias; Red Victory: A History of the Russian Civil War; Between Heaven and Hell: The Story of a Thousand Years of Artistic Life in Russia; and Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg and the Rise of Modern Russia.
Mr. Lincoln's research is exhaustive; this book is a must for anyone wanting to understand present day Russia.Published 14 months ago by martha m quimby
I have never read a book about Russia before WWI that dealt in such depth with the squalor and filth that the peasants and the workers lived in as "In War's Dark Shadow"... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Michael C. Shameklis
The book is fine and informative, a bit work but I'm not going to complain. Overall, a good source and a good read.Published 18 months ago by Mj
I plan to read Lincoln's two sequels to this book, Russia from 1914-1918 and Russia from 1918-1921, so I anticipate that some of the things I didn't like about this book will be... Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Adam B. Ritchie Jr.
I bought this book for a class and was surprised at how engaging it is. This book is very well written and informative, and gave me a great general knowledge of Russia leading up... Read morePublished on July 12, 2008 by whatfx
I chose this title, because it was true, at least for me. As Americans, we (some of us, not all) "think" Russians are not "very intelligent", "backward" and even, "less than... Read morePublished on May 16, 2002 by bibliophiles-on-ice