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Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Award

Ignatieff chronicles five generations of his Russian family, beginning in 1815. Drawing on family diaries, on the contemplation of intriguing photographs in an old family album, and on stories passed down from father to son, he comes to terms with the meaning of his family's memories and histories. Focusing on his grandparents, Count Paul Ignatieff and Princess Natasha Mestchersky, he recreates their lives before, during, and after the Russian Revolution.

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Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Award

Ignatieff chronicles five generations of his Russian family, beginning in 1815. Drawing on family diaries, on the contemplation of intriguing photographs in an old family album, and on stories passed down from father to son, he comes to terms with the meaning of his family's memories and histories. Focusing on his grandparents, Count Paul Ignatieff and Princess Natasha Mestchersky, he recreates their lives before, during, and after the Russian Revolution.

About the Author

Michael Ignatieff is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, among other publications, and the author of many acclaimed books, including Blood and Belonging, Isaiah Berlin, Virtual War, The Warrior's Honor, The Needs of Strangers, and The Russian Album. He lives in London and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312281830
Author:
Ignatieff, Michael
Publisher:
Picador USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Nobility
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Ignatieff family
Subject:
Ignatieff, Michael - Family
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Europe/Russia
Subject:
the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Series Volume:
no. 46
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
One 16-page bandw photo insert
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.545 in

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Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Award

Ignatieff chronicles five generations of his Russian family, beginning in 1815. Drawing on family diaries, on the contemplation of intriguing photographs in an old family album, and on stories passed down from father to son, he comes to terms with the meaning of his family's memories and histories. Focusing on his grandparents, Count Paul Ignatieff and Princess Natasha Mestchersky, he recreates their lives before, during, and after the Russian Revolution.

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