An Economist Best Book of the YearA Financial Times Best Book of the YearWinner of the the Pushkin House Russian Book PrizeFinalist for the Lionel Gelber PrizeAn Amazon Best Book of the Month (History)One of the world’s leading scholars offers a fresh interpretation of the linked origins of World War I and the Russian Revolution"Lieven has a double gift: first, for harvesting details to convey the...
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Viking (August 18, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches
Amazon Rank: 861551
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From my perspective as a retired professor of international relations and comparative government, this is a must-read book f or students of East European relations before 1945 or Russian diplomatic history of the early 20th century. It also addresses...
an era and, second, for finding new, startling, and clarifying elements in familiar stories. This is history with a heartbeat, and it could not be more engrossing."—Foreign AffairsWorld War I and the Russian Revolution together shaped the twentieth century in profound ways. In The End of Tsarist Russia, acclaimed scholar Dominic Lieven connects for the first time the two events, providing both a history of the First World War’s origins from a Russian perspective and an international history of why the revolution happened.Based on exhaustive work in seven Russian archives as well as many non-Russian sources, Dominic Lieven’s work is about far more than just Russia. By placing the crisis of empire at its core, Lieven links World War I to the sweep of twentieth-century global history. He shows how contemporary hot issues such as the struggle for Ukraine were already crucial elements in the run-up to 1914.By incorporating into his book new approaches and comparisons, Lieven tells the story of war and revolution in a way that is truly original and thought-provoking.