The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution

The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution
    The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution ReadingStephen DodsonOne of the Economist Wise Wordsbooks of the Year in HistoryOne of Open Letters Monthlys Our Year in Reading One of The Guardians Best books of One of Worldsbooks of the Year in HistoryA Must read Margaret AtwoodThis panoramic history plotted as an epic family tragedy describes the lives of Bolshevik revolutionaries who were swallowed up by the cause they believed in The story is as intricate as any Russian novel, and the chapters on the Stalinist Terror are the most vivid New York Times Book Review Editors Choice Magisterial A twelve hundred page epic that recounts the multigenerational story of the famed building and its inhabitants and, at least as interesting, the rise and fall of Bolshevist faith Joshua Yaffa, The New YorkerYuri Slezkine, Mercurian par excellence, has caught an extraordinary set of lives in this book Few historians, dead or alive, have managed to combine so spectacularly the gifts of storyteller and scholar Benjamin Nathans, New York Review of booksThe authors command of the narrative, woven together with innumerable testimonies, is compelling The effect is like Solzhenitsyn with photographs Tom Stoppard, Times Literary SupplementWhatfitting monument to a millenarian movement could there be than a thousand page saga Yuri Slezkines guiding argument in this remarkable, many layered account of the men rarely women who shaped the October Revolution is that the Bolsheviks were not a party but an apocalyptic sect The House of Government is a compelling microhistory of the interwar Soviet elite, but it is also a literary rhetorical tour de force Stephen Lovell, Times Literary SupplementA Soviet War and Peace Sheila Fitzpatrick, London Review of booksA brilliant retelling of, mainly, the first two decades of the Soviet era in a sprawling saga centered around a famous and infamous Moscow apartment building created for the new elite Andrew Stuttaford, Wall Street Journal The House of Government is a dizzying book, a hall of mirrors, panoramic and bizarre, as puzzlingly esoteric and thrillingly fervent as the doctrines it describes Owen Hatherley, The GuardianAn utterly gripping masterwork As residents of the House of Government enjoy privileged childhoods, fall in love and marry, rise to power, betray each other, and are arrested and shot, we learn about the peculiar nature of Bolshevism and get a new history of Russia But the book s compelling brilliance is its living organic nature a mixture of historical narrative, novel, and family saga with echoes of Grossman, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, and even Tolstoy Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Stalin The Court of the Red TsarFew books are truly visionary, but The House of Government earns this description The cumulative effect of this massive chronicle of the Soviet era is devastating and,important, utterly satisfying It s a work of art in itself, a beautifully written exploration of a central phase of modern history, and one that has never seemed as terrifyingly relevant Tolstoy himself would have recognized Yuri Slezkine as an artist, as the author of a narrative with transmogrifying power, an epic that functions on countless levels at the same time Jay Parini, author of The Last Station A Novel of Tolstoy s Final Year The House of Government traces the public and personal lives of residents of a unique, elite Moscow housing complex as they evolve from fanatic Bolshevik revolutionaries dreaming of a Marxist utopia and determined to shed blood to create it to victims of Stalin s terror Based on diaries, letters, memoirs, and interviews, featuring hundreds of rare photos, and combining history, biography, and social theory, this cornucopia of a book is a tour de force William Taubman, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Khrushchev The Man and His Era and Gorbachev His Life and TimesUsing the House of Government as a microcosm of the rise and fall of the first generation of Soviet leaders and their utopian ideas, Yuri Slezkine s remarkable book illuminates the entire experience of Stalinism Drawing on memoirs, letters, and literature, he lays bare the emotions of the Russian Revolution and its Bolshevik beneficiaries, from love and friendship to a commitment to the end that justified the most vicious means Perpetrators became victims as hundreds of once powerful residents of the House were imprisoned, exiled, tortured, and shot The House of Government is extraordinarily ambitious, exciting, and disturbing Ronald Grigor Suny, author of The Soviet ExperimentIn this monumental study, Yuri Slezkine tells the story of the first Soviet ruling generation by looking through the windows of the remarkable building where many of them lived Fittingly built in an area called the Swamp, the House of Government sawthan a third of its elite tenants evicted and arrested in the terror of the s Drawing on an amazing array of archives, memoirs, and interviews, Slezkine s unique narrative becomes a history of the Soviet Union itself Nobody interested in Soviet history can afford to miss it J Arch Getty, University of California, Los AngelesAn incomparable masterpiece, Slezkine s account of the lives of elite Bolshevik families is as fascinating as a nineteenth century Russian novel He builds real drama and pathos into the stories of these people, and we find ourselves hoping against hope that they will survive Yet this is history of the highest rigor It would take several lifetimes for mere mortals to locate, read, and figure out what to do with the diaries, letters, notebooks, and drawings Slezkine found in the archives This family saga heightens the tragedy of the Russian Revolution and gives the reader a quality of understanding rarely achieved by any work of history Lewis H Siegelbaum, coeditor of Stalinism as a Way of Life and author of Cars for ComradesYuri Slezkine s brilliant account of the Soviet past shifts the story away from coal and iron statistics and into Bolshevik millenarianism, Communist love lives, and the terror that enveloped a generation of leaders A tour de force Robert Service, author of Lenin A BiographyBoldly conceived and brilliantly executed, The House of Government is at once a major scholarly and literary achievement Douglas Smith, author of Former People The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 1106 pages
  • The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution
  • Yuri Slezkine
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • B071XN75S1

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Year in Reading One of The Guardians Best books of One of Worldsbooks of the Year in HistoryA Must read Margaret AtwoodThis panoramic history plotted as an epic family tragedy describes the lives of Bolshevik revolutionaries who were swallowed up by the cause they believed in The story is as intricate as any Russian novel, and the chapters on the Stalinist Terror are the most vivid New York Times Book Review Editors Choice Magisterial A twelve hundred page epic that recounts the multigenerational story of the famed building and its inhabitants and, at least as interesting, the rise and fall of Bolshevist faith Joshua Yaffa, The New YorkerYuri Slezkine, Mercurian par excellence, has caught an extraordinary set of lives in this book Few historians, dead or alive, have managed to combine so spectacularly the gifts of storyteller and scholar Benjamin Nathans, New York Review of booksThe authors command of the narrative, woven together with innumerable testimonies, is compelling The effect is like Solzhenitsyn with photographs Tom Stoppard, Times Literary SupplementWhatfitting monument to a millenarian movement could there be than a thousand page saga Yuri Slezkines guiding argument in this remarkable, many layered account of the men rarely women who shaped the October Revolution is that the Bolsheviks were not a party but an apocalyptic sect The House of Government is a compelling microhistory of the interwar Soviet elite, but it is also a literary rhetorical tour de force Stephen Lovell, Times Literary SupplementA Soviet War and Peace Sheila Fitzpatrick, London Review of booksA brilliant retelling of, mainly, the first two decades of the Soviet era in a sprawling saga centered around a famous and infamous Moscow apartment building created for the new elite Andrew Stuttaford, Wall Street Journal The House of Government is a dizzying book, a hall of mirrors, panoramic and bizarre, as puzzlingly esoteric and thrillingly fervent as the doctrines it describes Owen Hatherley, The GuardianAn utterly gripping masterwork As residents of the House of Government enjoy privileged childhoods, fall in love and marry, rise to power, betray each other, and are arrested and shot, we learn about the peculiar nature of Bolshevism and get a new history of Russia But the book s compelling brilliance is its living organic nature a mixture of historical narrative, novel, and family saga with echoes of Grossman, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, and even Tolstoy Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Stalin The Court of the Red TsarFew books are truly visionary, but The House of Government earns this description The cumulative effect of this massive chronicle of the Soviet era is devastating and,important, utterly satisfying It s a work of art in itself, a beautifully written exploration of a central phase of modern history, and one that has never seemed as terrifyingly relevant Tolstoy himself would have recognized Yuri Slezkine as an artist, as the author of a narrative with transmogrifying power, an epic that functions on countless levels at the same time Jay Parini, author of The Last Station A Novel of Tolstoy s Final Year The House of Government traces the public and personal lives of residents of a unique, elite Moscow housing complex as they evolve from fanatic Bolshevik revolutionaries dreaming of a Marxist utopia and determined to shed blood to create it to victims of Stalin s terror Based on diaries, letters, memoirs, and interviews, featuring hundreds of rare photos, and combining history, biography, and social theory, this cornucopia of a book is a tour de force William Taubman, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Khrushchev The Man and His Era and Gorbachev His Life and TimesUsing the House of Government as a microcosm of the rise and fall of the first generation of Soviet leaders and their utopian ideas, Yuri Slezkine s remarkable book illuminates the entire experience of Stalinism Drawing on memoirs, letters, and literature, he lays bare the emotions of the Russian Revolution and its Bolshevik beneficiaries, from love and friendship to a commitment to the end that justified the most vicious means Perpetrators became victims as hundreds of once powerful residents of the House were imprisoned, exiled, tortured, and shot The House of Government is extraordinarily ambitious, exciting, and disturbing Ronald Grigor Suny, author of The Soviet ExperimentIn this monumental study, Yuri Slezkine tells the story of the first Soviet ruling generation by looking through the windows of the remarkable building where many of them lived Fittingly built in an area called the Swamp, the House of Government sawthan a third of its elite tenants evicted and arrested in the terror of the s Drawing on an amazing array of archives, memoirs, and interviews, Slezkine s unique narrative becomes a history of the Soviet Union itself Nobody interested in Soviet history can afford to miss it J Arch Getty, University of California, Los AngelesAn incomparable masterpiece, Slezkine s account of the lives of elite Bolshevik families is as fascinating as a nineteenth century Russian novel He builds real drama and pathos into the stories of these people, and we find ourselves hoping against hope that they will survive Yet this is history of the highest rigor It would take several lifetimes for mere mortals to locate, read, and figure out what to do with the diaries, letters, notebooks, and drawings Slezkine found in the archives This family saga heightens the tragedy of the Russian Revolution and gives the reader a quality of understanding rarely achieved by any work of history Lewis H Siegelbaum, coeditor of Stalinism as a Way of Life and author of Cars for ComradesYuri Slezkine s brilliant account of the Soviet past shifts the story away from coal and iron statistics and into Bolshevik millenarianism, Communist love lives, and the terror that enveloped a generation of leaders A tour de force Robert Service, author of Lenin A BiographyBoldly conceived and brilliantly executed, The House of Government is at once a major scholarly and literary achievement Douglas Smith, author of Former People The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy.


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