Hardcover binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards and DJ have light shelfwear and rubbing. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. 180 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1966. ISBN: 0. The author has described the Russian people from the time they were a land of barbaric warring tribes through the reigns of the tsars and the revolutionary movements against them, to the present. He makes it very clear that Russian history did not begin with the 1917 Revolution; that 1000 years of recorded history of oppression of the people by the tsars and nobles preceded this uprising and gave it its impetus.