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August 1914

(1972)
(The first book in the Red Wheel series)
A novel by

 
 
In his monumental narrative of the outbreak of the First World War and the ill-fated Russian offensive into East Prussia, Solzhenitsyn has written what Nina Krushcheva, in The Nation, calls "a dramatically new interpretation of Russian history." The assassination of tsarist prime minister Pyotr Stolypin, a crucial event in the years leading up to the Revolution of 1917, is reconstructed from the alienating viewpoints of historical witnesses. The sole voice of reason among the advisers to Tsar Nikolai II, Stolypin died at the hands of the anarchist Mordko Bogrov, and with him perished Russia's last hope for reform.

August 1914 is the first volume of Solzhenitsyn's epic, The Red Wheel; the second is November 1916. Each of the subsequent volumes will concentrate on another critical moment or "knot," in the history of the Revolution.

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January 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: August 1914
Author(s): Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
ISBN: 0-374-10682-7 / 978-0-374-10682-9 (USA edition)
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June 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: August 1914 (Krasnoe Koleso)
Author(s): Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
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July 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: August 1914
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September 1972 : UK Hardback
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Title: August 1914
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ISBN: 0-370-01465-0 / 978-0-370-01465-4 (UK edition)
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January 1972 : USA Hardback
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Title: August 1914
Author(s): Alexander Solzhenitsyn
ISBN: 0-374-10684-3 / 978-0-374-10684-3 (USA edition)
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1855 : UK Paperback
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Title: August 1914 (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
ISBN: 0-09-958955-9 / 978-0-09-958955-6 (UK edition)
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August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: August 1914: A Novel: The Red Wheel I (FSG Classics)
Author(s): Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
ISBN: 0-374-53469-1 / 978-0-374-53469-1 (USA edition)
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May 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: August 1914
Author(s): Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
ISBN: 0-374-51999-4 / 978-0-374-51999-5 (USA edition)
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September 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: August 1914: The Red Wheel 1: A Narrative in Discrete Periods of Time: 001 (Red Wheel S.)
Author(s): Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
ISBN: 0-14-007122-9 / 978-0-14-007122-1 (UK edition)
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July 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: August 1914
Author(s): Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
ISBN: 0-370-31072-1 / 978-0-370-31072-5 (UK edition)
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March 1974 : USA Paperback
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Title: August 1914
Author(s): Alexander Solzhenitsyn
ISBN: 0-553-04931-3 / 978-0-553-04931-2 (USA edition)
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January 1974 : UK Paperback
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Title: August 1914
Author(s): Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
ISBN: 0-14-003739-X / 978-0-14-003739-5 (UK edition)
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August 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: August 1914 (Vintage Classics)
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