The Bolsheviks Come to Power

The Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd

Author: Alexander Rabinowitch

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745322681

Category: History

Page: 393

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For generations in the West, Cold War animosity blocked dispassionate accounts of the Russian Revolution. This history authoritatively restores the upheaval's primary social actors-workers, soldiers, and peasants-to their rightful place at the center of the revolutionary process.

The Myriad Legacies of 1917

A Year of War and Revolution

Author: Maartje Abbenhuis,Neill Atkinson,Kingsley Baird,Gail Romano

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331973685X

Category: History

Page: 299

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This book explores the ramifications of 1917, arguing that it was a cataclysmic year in world history. In this volume, thirteen scholars reflect on the myriad legacies of the year 1917 as a year of war, revolution, upheaval and change. Crisscrossing the globe and drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches, from military, social and economic history to museum, memory and cultural studies, the collection highlights how the First World War remains ‘living history’. With contributions on the Russian revolutions, the entry of the United States into the war, the Caucasus and Flanders war fronts, as well as on India and New Zealand, and chapters by pre-eminent First World War academics, including Jay Winter, Annette Becker, and Michael Neiberg, the collection engages all with an interest in the era and in the history and commemoration of war.


War, Peace, and Revolution

Author: David Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198702388

Category: History

Page: 430

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1917 was a year of calamitous events, and one of pivotal importance in the development of the First World War. In 1917: War, Peace, and Revolution, leading historian of World War One, David Stevenson, examines this crucial year in context and illuminates the century that followed. He shows howin this one year the war was transformed, but also what drove the conflict onwards and how it continued to escalate.Two developments in particular - the Russian Revolution and American intervention - had worldwide repercussions. Offering a close examination of the key decisions, David Stevenson considers Germany's campaign of "unrestricted" submarine warfare, America's declaration of war in response, andBritain's frustration of German strategy by adopting the convoy system, as well as why (paradoxically) the military and political stalemate in Europe persisted. Focusing on the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, on the disastrous spring offensive that plunged the French army into mutiny, on the summer attacks that undermined the moderate Provisional Government in Russia and exposed Italy to national humiliation at Caporetto, and on the British decision for theill-fated Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), 1917 offers a truly international understanding of events. The failed attempts to end the war by negotiation further clarify the underlying forces that kept it going. David Stevenson also analyses the global consequences of the year's developments, showing how countries such as Brazil and China joined the belligerents, Britain offered "responsible government" to India, and the Allies promised a Jewish national home in Palestine. Blending political and militaryhistory, and moving from capital to capital and between the cabinet chamber and the battle front, the book highlights the often tumultuous debates through which leaders entered and escalated the war, and the paradox that continued fighting could be justified as the shortest road towards regainingpeace.

India and the Soviet Union, 1917 to 1947

Author: Nirula

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 9788176488433

Category: Communism

Page: 154

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Based On The Author`S Doctoral Thesis - Covers The Period 1917 To 1917 - Relations Between Indian Nationalists And Russia And The Influence Exercised On Each Other. 10 Chapters - Introduction - Furtherence Of Ideology, Lenin And The East - Revolutionary Zeal - Ideological Discord - Parting Of Ways - Congress And The 3 R`S - Gandhi And His Russian Guru - Conclusion - Bibliography.