2013 winner


The Last Days of Russia’s Aristocracy


Douglas Smith

The 2013 shortlist


The Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956. Anne Applebaum (Allen Lane)

Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. Masha Gessen (Granta)

Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Fortune in Russia. Thane Gustafson (Harvard 

University Press/Belknap)

Soviet Baby Boomers: An Oral History of Russia’s Post War Generation. Donald J Raleigh

(Oxford University Press)

Moscow, 1937. Karl Schlögel (Polity)

Former People: The Last Days of Russia’s Aristocracy. Douglas Smith (Macmillan)