A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

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Baker & Taylor
A history of the Russian Revolution discusses its contributing factors, Lenin's seizure of power, the murder of the Romanovs, the birth of totalitarianism, the consolidation of the Bolshevik state, the Whites and Reds civil war, and the famine of 1921. 10,000 first printing.

Book News
A highly readable, succinct interpretation of the preconditions, events, and immediate sequelae of the Russian Revolution, unsurprisingly cast in Pipes' (history, Harvard U.) conservative ideology. Includes b&w photographs, glossary, chronology, and suggested reading list. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Professor Pipes gives us in A Concise History of the Russian Revolution a succinct and compelling interpretation of the "sequence of violent and disruptive acts" whose political, social, and ideological consequences will continue to be felt for generations to come.
The author discusses the factors that made the Revolution possible (though not inevitable); recounts Lenin's seizure of power and the murder of the Romanovs; describes the civil war between Whites and Reds, the brutal famine of 1921, and the subsequent consolidation of the Bolshevik state; shows how the Stalinist system was primarily Lenin's creation; and argues that much of what the Communists did was truly Russian in character rather than imported from the West.

& Taylor

Looks at the decay of the tsarist empire and the causes of the Revolution, discusses the aims of the Bolshevik party, and recounts the major events of the conflict

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995
ISBN: 9780679422778
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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Feb 22, 2016

The author explains the causes of the revolution, the participants and the outcome. The story of what actually happened is different than that depicted in movies or taught in school. We learn why events went so differently in Russia than other countries that revolted against their monarchs, and that after the revolution, communism was not inevitable.

Nov 03, 2010

great book, needed it for a thesis paper.

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