ANGEL OF VENGEANCE: THE “GIRL ASSASSIN,” THE GOVERNOR OF ST. PETERSBURG, AND RUSSIA’S REVOLUTIONARY WORLD
Written by Ana Siljak
Published by St. Martin’s Press
RANGING FROM THE COURTS of St. Petersburg to peasant huts, this meticulously researched book tells the dramatic and little-known story of one woman’s act of political desperation and her very public trial. It is also a much broader portrait of ideological struggles in nineteenth-century Russia, revealing the devastating conflict between a society that could not find a way to change and those who demanded that it must. The author provides added contemporary resonance to the story by masterfully penetrating the minds of terrorists.
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ANA SILJAK is a professor of history at Queen’s University. She received her Ph.D. in Russian history from Harvard University and specializes in the subjects of pre-Revolutionary Russia and the history of terrorism. She also has an interest in Russian literature. Ana Siljak lives in Kingston with her husband and family.