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At the beginning of the 20th century Czarist Russia was considered one of the world's great dominant powers yet was, in many ways, an anachronism. The shock, in 1904, at having lost the Russo-Japanese War to what was considered an inferior eastern power, reverberated throughout the entire society. It was to usher in a tumultuous period of war, revolution, social upheaval and famine. The drama that was played out caught the world's attention, exciting both its horror and imagination.
The striking photos presented here not only capture this panorama of events but evoke the atmosphere of these turbulent years. The photos depict the devastation of war and the ravages of famine but also reveal the glitter of a decadent society and rhythms of a peasant life tied to the soil. This is an unforgettable look at an unforgettable time which "shook the world".
BINDING: Large Hard Cover Edition
SIZE: 8-3/4" x 11-3/4"
NO. PAGES: 279
ILLUSTRATIONS: 319 Black & White Photographs
CONDITION: this is a second hand copy, there is a tear in the upper left hand corner of the dustjackt. The binding is solid, the contents in excellent condition with dust jacket.
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