Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and of St Anthony's College, Oxford. He has written several books, including the highly acclaimed Lenin: A Biography, Russia: Experiment with a People , Stalin: A Biography and Comrades: A History of World Communism, as well as many other books on Russia's past and present. Trotsky: A Biography was awarded the 2009 Duff Cooper Prize. Married with four children, he lives in London.
A round-up of some of the best history books of 2017, from Ken Follett to Andrew Marr and Tudor England to revolutionary Russia.
On the hundredth anniversary of the revolutions of 1917, we've collected together the very best history books on Revolutionary Russia.
On the 100th anniversary of the abdication of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, Robert Service, author The Last of the Tsars, takes us through the events which led to the Emperor relinquishing power over Russia.
Robert Service, author of The End of the Cold War, talks about the legacy of the Cold War and the end of the Soviet Union.