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New York Review of Books Features UVM Alumnus’ New Work

The New York Times Review of Books captures in detail a new work by historian and author Douglas Smith ‘85, Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy, an account of the destruction of “a lost breed” of society as it encountered the Bolshevik Revolution. According to the review, “Smith has performed a real service in drawing attention to this widely overlooked segment of the Russian population and the horrifying persecutions its members endured. His book inspires awe and pity in equal measure, and expands our understanding of a forgotten people.” Read the story (subscription required) or contact University Communications.