A History of the Last Hundred Years
'A brilliant account of the history of Russia's terrible century, from the last years of the doomed Romanovs, the decades of Communist tyranny and the war with Germany, through the Cold War and thaw, glasnost, perestoika, to the uneasy present. ' HERALD
Brian Moynahan, formerly the European editor of the Sunday Times, here combines his wide knowledge of Russia's social, political and military history into a thorough, splendidly written survey of the forces that led Russia to revolution twice during this century. Making ample use of contemporary letters, memoirs and documents, he traces Russia's course from the last days of the tsars to the present day and looks at what the future may hold. With eight pages of stunning photographs and an introduction that includes a poem by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, this remarkable book is destined to become a standard short history of Russia in the twentieth century.