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ISBN:0140255028
Author: Michael Ignatieff
ISBN13: 978-0140255027
Title: The Russian Album
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Language: English
Category: Russia
Publisher: Penguin Canada (October 3, 1995)
Pages: 224

The Russian Album by Michael Ignatieff



He lives in London and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Библиографические данные.

In The Russian Album, Michael 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 histori Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Award. In The Russian Album, Michael Ignatieff chronicles five generations of his Russian family, beginning in 1815. I deeply admire what Ignatieff has written with this book and believe that other genealogists, historians, and biography enthusiasts will find this to be a rewarding read. Aug 25, 2010 Coalbanks rated it liked it. The past has no hold on Michael Ignatieff, his ancestors do not govern his future or guide his path as had been the case for previous generations.

The Russian Album is a joy to read. Every sentence seems heartfelt. And the book as a whole is likely to captivate all who are interested in the question of roots. Cleveland Plain Dealer. This beautifully written book. is about tenderness, courage, and a sublime life-force. He lives in London and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Title: The Russian Album Item Condition: used item in a very good condition. Used-like N : The book pretty much look like a new book. There will be no stains or markings on the book, the cover is clean and crisp, the book will look unread, the only marks there may be are slight bumping marks to the edges of the book where it may have been on a shelf previously. Read full description. See details and exclusions. His novel Scar Tissue was short listed for the Booker Prize in 1993, and his non-fiction works include a biography of Isaiah Berlin, and four books on ethnic war and intervention- Blood and Belonging, The Warrior's Honour, Virtual War and the recent Empire Lite- Nation Building in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan.

by Ignatieff, Michael. Publication date 1987. Topics Ignatieff family, Ignatieff, Michael - Family, Nobility - Russia - Biography, Belarus - Biography, Byelorussian . Biography, Soviet Union - Nobility - Biography. 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.

His book The Russian Album documented a history of his family's experiences in nineteenth-century Russia (and subsequent exile), and won the 1987 Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction and the British Royal Society of Literature's Heinemann Prize in Canada. During this time, he traveled extensively. He states that as a result, societies should strengthen their democratic institutions to keep.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in Canada. Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Award In The Russian Album, Michael Ignatieff chronicles five generations of his Russian family, beginning in 1815.

Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Award.

The Russian Album takes us back through five generations to 1815. Focusing on his grandparents, Count Paul Ignatieff and Princess Natasha Mestchersky, Ignatieff recreates their lives before and during the Russian Revolution.
Reviews: 5
Brakree
This is a Very insightful book on pre Bolshevic Russia, The life that most Aristocrats lived at that time and how some escaped from the certain doom and torture by those blood thirsty, ignorant, mobsters. This book was used but it fit the description that was used by this very prompt company and also received in just a few days regular postage
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
Russian Album is an excellent book for anyone who is first generation or second generation coming into a new country. The book provides a solid grasp of the challenges that face those tranistioning to a new country and culture. There is always the issue of what to retain from the country and culture of origin and what to release. Equally important is how to capture and maintain the family's historical identity and pass that legacy on to future generations. This is a very rich story about real people who were swept by the currents of history into new and strange surroudnngs and how the family history was not lost but given value and passed on to subsequent generations.
Corgustari
Captivating book about a fascinating time in history.
Ceck
Interesting subject but i ended up skimming thru most of the book.
Beahelm
Michael Ignatieff has written a lucid and beautiful family memoir. Never allowing nostalgia to obscure larger truths, Ignatieff remains faithful to his past. A wonderful read that everyone can relate to. I highly recommend purchasing this gem of a book.