1917

A year in the 20th century.

Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917
Summer
Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)
The Lost Princess of Oz (Oz, #11)
Parnassus on Wheels
The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg
His Last Bow
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
A Cup of Tea
Ten Days that Shook the World
Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #8)
A Farewell to Arms
Zoya
Hattie Big Sky (Hattie, #1)
Tsarina

Megan Linski
She leads me to a parlor room, where tailors are pinning up a white, lacy gown, with long sleeves and a layered skirt, made in the style of the year 1917. The same year the Romanov Empire fell. At their request, I slip it on and step on a stool in the middle of the room. My throat clenches when I gaze into the golden mirror. I’m a living impression of Empress Alexandra, wife of Nicholas II. I look like I’ve stepped out of the black-and-white pictures and transported myself to another time.
Megan Linski, Court of Vampires

Georgi Plekhanov
… I am disappointed by the events of the last days [October 1917] not because I do not desire the triumph of the working class in Russia but precisely because I pray for it with all the strength of my soul…. [We must] remember Engels' remark that there would be no greater historical tragedy for the working class than to seize political power when it is not ready for it. [Such a seizure of power] would compel it to retreat far back from the positions which were won in February and March of the pr ...more
Georgi Plekhanov, The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books I-II

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