August 1914

By: Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr [Alexander]; Glenny, Michael

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No jacket. A nice copy. 1972 Hard Cover. 622 pp. Endpapers illustrated with maps of the Battle area of Tannenberg, August 1914. In his monumental narrative of the outbreak of the First World War and the ill-fated Russian offensive into East Prussia, Solzhenitsyn has written what Nina Krushcheva, in The Nation, calls a dramatically new interpretation of Russian history. The assassination of tsarist prime minister Pyotr Stolypin, a crucial event in the years leading up to the Revolution of 1917, is reconstructed from the alienating viewpoints of historical witnesses. The sole voice of reason among the advisers to Tsar Nikolai II, Stolypin died at the hands of the anarchist Mordko Bogrov, and with him perished Russia's last hope for reform. August 1914 is the first volume of Solzhenitsyn's epic, The Red Wheel; the second is November 1916. Each of the subsequent volumes will concentrate on another critical moment or knot, in the history of the Revolution.

Title: August 1914

Author: Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr [Alexander]; Glenny, Michael

Categories: Historical, Russian, Military, Russian,

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1972

ISBN Number: 0374106843

ISBN Number 13: 9780374106843

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2304387

Keywords: RUSSIAN LITERATURE ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN GREAT WAR WORLD WAR ONE WWI WW1 RUSSIA RUSSIAN HISTORY RUSSIAN REVOLUTION HISTORICAL FICTION,