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Orlando Figes

Born: 20-Nov-1959
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: England
Executive summary: A People's Tragedy

Father: John Figes
Mother: Eva Unger ("Eva Figes", novelist, b. 15-Apr-1932, d. 28-Aug-2012)
Sister: Kate Figes
Wife: Stephanie Palmer (attorney, m. 1990, two daughters)
Daughter: Alice
Daughter: Lydia

    High School: William Ellis School, London (1978)
    University: Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University (1982)
    University: PhD, Trinity College, Cambridge University
    Fellow: Trinity College, Cambridge University (1984-99)
    Lecturer: History, Cambridge University (1987-99)
    Professor: History, Birkbeck College, University of London

Author of books:
Peasant Russia, Civil War: The Volga Countryside in Revolution, 1917-1921 (1989, history)
A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution (1996, history)
Interpreting the Russian Revolution: The Language and Symbols of 1917 (1999, history)
Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia (2002, history)
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia (2007, history)
Crimea: The Last Crusade (2010, history)
Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag (2012, biography)

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