• "A modern masterpiece"

    Andrew Marr
  • "Combines dramatic power, absorbing narrative and magisterial scholarship – a magnificent tour de force"

    Christopher Andrew, Sunday Telegraph
  • "The most moving account of the Russian Revolution since Doctor Zhivago"

    Lucasta Miller, Independent
  • "This book is not just a history; it is an item of history"

    Neal Ascherson, Independent on Sunday
  • "A People’s Tragedy will do more to help us understand the Russian Revolution than any other book I know"

    Eric Hobsbawm, London Review of Books