Towards the Flame : Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia
by Dominic Lieven
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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TLS BOOKS OF THE 2016 FINANCIAL YEAR TIMES BOOKS OF THE 2015 YEAR, THE WINNER OF THE POUCHKINE HOUSE IN RUSSIAN 2016 PRIZE BOOK Magistralreveals how much is at stake for the world order in Ukraine and SyriaRachel Polonsky “As much as nothing, World War I turned on the fate of Ukraine” The decision to go to war in 1914, had catastrophic consequences for RussiaThe result was revolution, civil war and famine in 1917-20, followed by decades of communist ruleDominic Lieven is powerful and original, based on exhaustive and unprecedented study of Russian and many other foreign archives, explains to us why this suicidal decision was taken and explores the world of men who did so, as well, to hand over their whole class to death or exile and to make their country the victim of a single terrible political experience, under Lenin and StalinDominic Lieven est un Senior Research Fellow de Trinity College,Université de Cambridge, et Fellow de la British Academy.His book Russia Against Napoleon (Penguin) won the Wolfson Prize for History and the Napoleon Foundation Prize for the best work abroad on the Napoleonic era
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