A timely and powerful* account of Romania past and present of a decades-long obsession with one country and of the fate of Europe in the age of Vladimir Putin from the bestselling author of Balkan Ghosts.
From Norman Davies the acclaimed author of Europe: A History comes the magical history of Europe's lost realms selected as a Book of the Year by the Sunday Times Daily Telegraph New Statesman Independent Guardian and Financial Times.
What caused the Russian Revolution?Did it succeed or fail?Do we still live with its consequences?Orlando Figes teaches history at Birkbeck University of London and is the author of many acclaimed books on Russian history including A People's Tragedy which The Times Literary Supplement named as one of the '100 most influential books since the war' Natasha's Dance The Whisperers Crimea and Just Send Me Word.
The civil war that tore Spain apart between 1936 and 1939 and attracted liberals and socialists from across the world to support the cause against Franco was one of the most hard-fought and bitterest conflicts of the 20th century: a war of atrocities and political genocide and a military testing ground before WWII for the Russians Italians and Germans whose Condor Legion so notoriously destroyed Guernica.
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