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Author Smith, Douglas, 1962-

Title Former people : the final days of the Russian aristocracy / Douglas Smith.

Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012, ©2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    305.52 SMI    Available
Description xvii, 464 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Sheremetev family -- History -- 20th century.
Golit︠s︡yn family -- History -- 20th century.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Soviet Union.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Russia -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780374157616 (alkaline paper)
0374157618 (alkaline paper)

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