Book cover for Blood on the Snow

Blood on the Snow



09 November 2023
983 minutes
Imprint: Picador


Robert Service’s Blood on the Snow is his masterwork, the product of decades of thought about Russia’s past. A terrific book about a terrifying subject by the best historian of Russia working today.
This work of a lifetime presents high-octane, high-politcal drama
Blood on the Snow crowns Robert Service’s four decades of work on the Russian Revolution and its perpetrators.
This authoritative, detailed account shows how Lenin won control of Russia and caused untold misery . . . Service takes a methodical approach, carefully outlining the sequence of events and always emphasising the importance of simple luck. In contrast to other authors, he lets ordinary people have their voice, through an assortment of otherwise neglected diaries.