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The Resource Overtaken by the night : one Russian's journey through peace, war, revolution, & terror, Richard G. Robbins, Jr

Overtaken by the night : one Russian's journey through peace, war, revolution, & terror, Richard G. Robbins, Jr

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Overtaken by the night : one Russian's journey through peace, war, revolution, & terror
Title
Overtaken by the night
Title remainder
one Russian's journey through peace, war, revolution, & terror
Statement of responsibility
Richard G. Robbins, Jr
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eng
Summary
"Vladimir Fedorovich Dzhunkovsky was a witness to Russia's unfolding tragedy--from Tsar Alexander II's Great Reforms, through world war, revolution, the rise of a new regime, and finally, his country's descent into terror under Stalin. But Dzhunkovsky was not just a passive observer--he was an active participant in his troubled and turbulent times, often struggling against the tide. In the centennial of the Russian revolution, his story takes on special significance. Highly readable, Overtaken by the Night captivates on many levels. It is a gripping biography of a man of many faces, a behind-the-curtain look at the inner workings of Russian politics at its highest levels, and also an engrossing account of ordinary Russians engulfed by swiftly moving political and social currents. Dzhunkovsky served as a confidant in the tsar's imperial court,and as governor in Moscow province during and after the 1905 revolution. In 1913 he became the empire's security chief, determined to reform the practices of the dreaded tsarist political police, the Okhrana. Dismissed from office for daring to investigate and warn Tsar Nicholas about Rasputin, his path led him into combat on the battlefields of the First World War. A natural leader of men, he held his units together even as revolution spilled into the trenches. Arrested as a counterrevolutionary in 1918 and imprisoned until 1921, Dzhunkovsky avoided execution thanks to an outpouring of public support and his reputation for treating revolutionaries with fairness and dignity. Although later he consulted for the Stalinist secret police, he was tried and executed in 1938 as an enemy of the people. Based on Dzhunkovsky's detailed memoirs and extensive archival research, Overtaken by the Night paints a fascinating picture of an important figure. Dzhunkovsky's incredible life reveals much about a long and crucial period in Russian history. It is a story of Russia in revolution reminiscent of the fictional Doctor Zhivago, but perhaps even more extraordinary for being true."--Book jacket
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Biography type
individual biography
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YDX
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1939-
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Robbins, Richard G.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1865-1938
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Dzhunkovskiĭ, V. F.
Series statement
Pitt series in Russian and East European studies
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  • Dzhunkovskiĭ, V. F.
  • Russia
  • Governors
  • Dzhunkovskiĭ, V. F.
  • Governors
  • Politics and government
  • Russia
  • Russia (Federation)
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Overtaken by the night : one Russian's journey through peace, war, revolution, & terror, Richard G. Robbins, Jr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-550) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Butovo, 1938 -- From page to public man, 1865-1904 -- Alarms & civil strife, 1905 -- Master of the province, 1906-1912 -- Security chief, 1913-1915 -- Dzhunkovsky's war, 1915-1918 -- In the shadows, 1918-1938 -- Conclusion
Control code
989028366
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 564 pages
Isbn
9780822945161
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)989028366
Label
Overtaken by the night : one Russian's journey through peace, war, revolution, & terror, Richard G. Robbins, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-550) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Butovo, 1938 -- From page to public man, 1865-1904 -- Alarms & civil strife, 1905 -- Master of the province, 1906-1912 -- Security chief, 1913-1915 -- Dzhunkovsky's war, 1915-1918 -- In the shadows, 1918-1938 -- Conclusion
Control code
989028366
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 564 pages
Isbn
9780822945161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)989028366

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