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The Resource The House of Government : a saga of the Russian Revolution, Yuri Slezkine

The House of Government : a saga of the Russian Revolution, Yuri Slezkine

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The House of Government : a saga of the Russian Revolution
Title
The House of Government
Title remainder
a saga of the Russian Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Yuri Slezkine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destruction. The House of Government is unlike any other book about the Russian Revolution and the Soviet experiment. Written in the tradition of Tolstoy's War and Peace, Grossman's Life and Fate, and Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, Yuri Slezkine's gripping narrative tells the true story of the residents of an enormous Moscow apartment building where top Communist officials and their families lived before they were destroyed in Stalin's purges. A vivid account of the personal and public lives of Bolshevik true believers, the book begins with their conversion to Communism and ends with their children's loss of faith and the fall of the Soviet Union. Completed in 1931, the House of Government, later known as the House on the Embankment, was located across the Moscow River from the Kremlin. The largest residential building in Europe, it combined 550 furnished apartments with public spaces that included everything from a movie theater and a library to a tennis court and a shooting range. Slezkine tells the chilling story of how the building's residents lived in their apartments and ruled the Soviet state until some eight hundred of them were evicted from the House and led, one by one, to prison or their deaths. Drawing on letters, diaries, and interviews, and featuring hundreds of rare photographs, The House of Government weaves together biography, literary criticism, architectural history, and fascinating new theories of revolutions, millennial prophecies, and reigns of terror. The result is an unforgettable human saga of a building that, like the Soviet Union itself, became a haunted house, forever disturbed by the ghosts of the disappeared"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slezkine, Yuri
Dewey number
947.084/10922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK601
LC item number
.S57 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Communists
  • Apartment dwellers
  • Victims of state-sponsored terrorism
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Apartment houses
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Political purges
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Soviet Union
  • HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • HISTORY / Revolutionary
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
Label
The House of Government : a saga of the Russian Revolution, Yuri Slezkine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2016049071
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 1104 pages
Isbn
9780691176949
Lccn
2016049071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The House of Government : a saga of the Russian Revolution, Yuri Slezkine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2016049071
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 1104 pages
Isbn
9780691176949
Lccn
2016049071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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