Doug Smith - Former People

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 6:00pm

Douglas Smith presents Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy ($30.00). Historically compelling and told with “brutal clarity,” Douglas Smith’s unprecedented account of the Russian aristocracy is the first book in any language to examine the fate of the nobility during and after the Bolshevik Revolution.  

Douglas Smith is an award-winning historian and translator and the author of three previous books on Russia. Before becoming a historian, he worked for the U.S. State Department in the Soviet Union and as a Russian affairs analyst for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.

1 Ferry Building
94118 San Francisco
Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374157616
Availability: Special Order
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 2nd, 2012

Epic in scope, precise in detail, and heart-breaking in its human drama, "Former People "is the first book to recount the history of the aristocracy caught up in the maelstrom of the Bolshevik Revolution and the creation of Stalin's Russia.