429 pp., list of illustrations (31 illustrations), two maps source notes, bibliography, chronological table, index. Article entitled "New Light Shed on Tsar's Assassination," dated Oct 24, 1976 is tipped in at the rear free endpaper. Text has some underlining and highlighting and a few notes on front free endpaper and the first page of the illustrations which identify those pictured, but text is not obscured. DJ has edgewear and some light scuffing, two shallow tears along bottom mended with tape and a 2" tear at the top of spine.
"The Shadow of the Winter Palace is a panoramic, illuminating account of a dynasty in decline-but it is much more than that. Edward Crankshaw's brilliant history of Russia under the last four Tsars shows how that colorful and mysterious country had within it the seeds not only of revolution but also of many aspects of modern Russia which we are apt to think of as peculiar to the Soviet state."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall