Orlando Figes, 26 September 1991
Show More The Russian City between Tradition and Modernity, 1850-1900 by Daniel Brower.
California, 253 pp., £18.95, July 1990, 0 520 06764 9Show More
St Petersburg between the Revolutions. Workers and Revolutionaries: June 1907-February 1917 by Robert McKean.
Yale, 606 pp., £27.50, June 1990, 0 300 04791 6Show More
“... them susceptible to the militancy of Bolshevik propaganda. Some of these stereotypes appear in Daniel Brower’s book. Its great virtue is that it seeks the roots of this labour violence, not just in the matrix of industrial relations (the Marxists’ tired refrain), but also in the broader context of urban development, with the problems it created of ...”