The Russian Album
This dramatic and poignant chronicle of four generations of a Russian family begins in the dazzling court of Tsar Alexander III, traces the Ignatieff family's rise to power and influence in the imperial regime of Tsar Nicholas II, and sweeps us into an avalanche of revolution, civil war and exile.
Drawing on family diaries, photographs in an old family album and stories passed down from father to son, Michael Ignatieff movingly comes to terms with the meaning of his family's memories and history in an extraordinary time. (From Penguin Canada)
Michael Ignatieff won the Governor General's Literary Award for nonfiction in 1987 for The Russian Album.