Amazing History Books - Former People. The last days of the Russian Aristocracy by Douglas Smith

Besides blogging is reading one of my favorite hobbies. I really read everything from
novels till amazing history books because sometimes history is even better than 
a story.

This week, I read an amazing book called Former People. The last days of
the Russian Aristocracy and it was written by Douglas Smith in 2012.





This book is about the nobility in Russia during the time of Lenin and later 
Stalin. It really touched me.

The author did his research very well. He could use a lot of fragments
from diaries!

Even the Guardian made review about this book, which you can read on
this link.

History

When Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicated in March 1917 a difficult time
broke out for the Russian Aristocracy. They lost most of their possessions
and their status in the society...




















portrait of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia made by Boris Kustodiev
Source picture: Wikipedia
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