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Author Smith, Douglas, 1962-

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

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  305.5 SMITH    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  947.084 SM54    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  305.52 SMITH    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  947.08 SMI    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  947.08 SMITH    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Non Fiction  305.5209 SMITH    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  305.5209 SMITH    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  947.08 SM    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [381]-435) 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.
Summary Examines the fate of two Russian aristocratic families in a detailed account of the Bolshevik Revolution's effect on the upper class, discussing the relentless lootings, harrowing escapes, humbling exile and imprisonment, and summary executions that tookplace during this violent time of transition.
Subject Aristocracy (Social class) -- Soviet Union.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Russia -- History -- 20th century.
Sheremetev family -- History -- 20th century.
Golit︠s︡yn family.
ISBN 9780374157616 alkaline paper $30.00
0374157618 alkaline paper
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