Yuri Slezkine is the Jane K. Sather Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include The Jewish Century (Princeton), which won the National Jewish Book Award.
Brilliant. --Andrew Stuttaford, Wall Street Journal A Soviet War and Peace. --Sheila Fitzpatrick, London Review of Books An absolute delight to read . . . a masterpiece. --Steve Donoghue, Christian Science Monitor Magisterial. --Joshua Yaffa, New Yorker Selected for Le Monde's Monde des livres 2017 (chosen by Nicolas Weill) One of World's 2017 Books of the Year in History One of The Guardian's Best Books of 2017 Compelling. . . . [L]ike Solzhenitsyn with photographs. --Tom Stoppard, Times Literary Supplement Few historians, dead or alive, have managed to combine so spectacularly the gifts of storyteller and scholar. --Benjamin Nathans, New York Review of Books A must-read. --Margaret Atwood One of The Australian's Books of the Year 2017 (chosen by Louis Nowra) One of London Review Bookshop's Best History Books, Christmas 2017 One of the Millions.com A Year in Reading 2017: Stephen Dodson One of Open Letters Monthly's Our Year in Reading 2017 One of The Times Literary Supplement's Books of the Year 2017 Selected as a New York Times Editors' Choice, Aug 24, 2017 Honorable Mention for the 2019 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies, Nanovic Institute, University of Notre Dame One of Mosaic's Best Books of 2018 (Ruth Wisse) Winner of the 2018 George L. Mosse Prize, American Historical Association Shortlisted for the 2018 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize Winner of the 2018 Norris and Carol Hundley Award, Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association One of the Times Colonist Favorite Books of 2017 (chosen by Adrian Dix) One of the Economist.com Wise Words 2017 Books of the Year in History One of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2017 One of The Spectator 2017 Books of the Year Winner of the 2018 PROSE Award in World History, Association of American Publishers