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  • ENGLISH

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  • 224

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  • 9780399550089

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  • 121 mm

    Width
  • 197 mm

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  • PAPERBACK

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  • 1-JUN-76

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    Robert Service, famous for his ballads of life in the Gold Rush years of the Yukon, among them The Shooting of Dangerous Dan McGrew and The Cremation of Sam McGee, painted pictures of artists, grisettes and models from the merry, tragic life of bohemian Paris of the early 1900s, inspired by the shadows of World War I as it fell across the city. Throughout these poems are expressions of the poets own homespun philosophy. His verses offered gaiety, humour, mostalgia and pathos while his comments on women, life and death, ambition, success and failure, were all aimed to evoke quick...  Read More

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    Robert Service

    Robert Service is a British academic and historian of modern Russia and the Soviet Union. He is a professor of Russian history at the University of Oxford and a Fellow at St. Antonys College, Oxford.


    He is the author of the highly acclaimed Lenin: A Biography, A History of Twentieth - Century Russia, Russia: Experiment with a People and Stalin: A Biography, as well as many other books on Russias past and present. He wrote a marvelous book on communism titled Comrades Communism A World History (International Bestseller). He is married with four children.