The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

" -- Ronald Hingley, The New York Times Book Review Ground-breaking in its inclusiveness, enthralling in its narrative of a movement whose purpose, in the words of Leon Trotsky, was "to overthrow the world," The Russian Revolution draws ...

Author: Richard Pipes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307788573

Category: History

Page: 976

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Mr. Pipes writes trenchantly, and at times superbly....No single volume known to me even begins to cater so adequately to those who want to discover what really happened to Russia....Nor do I know any other book better designed to help Soviet citizens to struggle out of the darkness." -- Ronald Hingley, The New York Times Book Review Ground-breaking in its inclusiveness, enthralling in its narrative of a movement whose purpose, in the words of Leon Trotsky, was "to overthrow the world," The Russian Revolution draws conclusions that have already aroused great controversy in this country-and that are certain to be explosive when the book is published in the Soviet Union. Richard Pipes argues convincingly that the Russian Revolution was an intellectual, rather than a class, uprising; that it was steeped in terror from its very outset; and that it was not a revolution at all but a coup d'etat -- "the capture of governmental power by a small minority."
Categories: History

History of the Russian Revolution

History of the Russian Revolution

History.

Author: Leon Trotsky

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781931859455

Category: History

Page: 969

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The definitive account of the Russian Revolution by Leon Trotsky, its leader and key historian. Published to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, this edition of Trotsky's masterpiece, with a new foreword by Ahmed Shawki, tells the epic story of the remarkable events which transformed Russian and world history forever. Leon Trotsky was a leader of the 1917 Russian Revolution and author of My Life and The Revolution Betrayed. Ahmed Shawki is editor of International Socialist Review and author of Black Liberation and Socialism.
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The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

From an award-winning scholar comes this definitive, single-volume history that illuminates the tensions and transformations of the Russian Revolution. ​ In The Russian Revolution, acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin traces the events which ...

Author: Sean McMeekin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465094974

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 360

From an award-winning scholar comes this definitive, single-volume history that illuminates the tensions and transformations of the Russian Revolution. ​ In The Russian Revolution, acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin traces the events which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced Communism to the world. Between 1917 and 1922, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation. Taking advantage of the collapse of the Tsarist regime in the middle of World War I, the Bolsheviks staged a hostile takeover of the Russian Imperial Army, promoting mutinies and mass desertions of men in order to fulfill Lenin's program of turning the "imperialist war" into civil war. By the time the Bolsheviks had snuffed out the last resistance five years later, over 20 million people had died, and the Russian economy had collapsed so completely that Communism had to be temporarily abandoned. Still, Bolshevik rule was secure, owing to the new regime's monopoly on force, enabled by illicit arms deals signed with capitalist neighbors such as Germany and Sweden who sought to benefit-politically and economically-from the revolutionary chaos in Russia. Drawing on scores of previously untapped files from Russian archives and a range of other repositories in Europe, Turkey, and the United States, McMeekin delivers exciting, groundbreaking research about this turbulent era. The first comprehensive history of these momentous events in two decades, The Russian Revolution combines cutting-edge scholarship and a fast-paced narrative to shed new light on one of the most significant turning points of the twentieth century.
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A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

With 76 photographs and 5 maps in text.

Author: Richard Pipes

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018334172

Category: History

Page: 431

View: 322

With 76 photographs and 5 maps in text.
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The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

"Since the fall of Soviet Russia, there has been much reflection on the significance of the Russian Revolution, a desperate time in the country's history that paved the way for the horrors of Stalin's regime.

Author: Stephen Anthony Smith

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 1402779003

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 397

"Since the fall of Soviet Russia, there has been much reflection on the significance of the Russian Revolution, a desperate time in the country's history that paved the way for the horrors of Stalin's regime. Now historian S. A. Smith uses new sources and archives to examine the events of 1917 to 1936 and how they impacted Russian society. Smith examines not only the political chaos, but also the massive economic, social, and cultural changes that were also occurring."--P. [4] of cover.
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The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

This updated edition contains a fully revised bibliography and updated introduction to address the centenary, what does it all mean in retrospect.

Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192529701

Category: History

Page:

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The Russian Revolution had a decisive impact on the history of the twentieth century. In the years following the collapse of the Soviet regime and the opening of its archives, it has become possible to step back and see the full picture. Starting with an overview of the roots of the revolution, Fitzpatrick takes the story from 1917, through Stalin's 'revolution from above', to the great purges of the 1930s. She tells a gripping story of a Marxist revolution that was intended to transform the world, visited enormous suffering on the Russian people, and, like the French Revolution before it, ended up by devouring its own children. This updated edition contains a fully revised bibliography and updated introduction to address the centenary, what does it all mean in retrospect.
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Lenin And The Russian Revolution

Lenin And The Russian Revolution

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Author: Christopher Hill

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473350601

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

View: 923

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Russian Revolution 1917

The Russian Revolution  1917

This book explores the 1917 Russian Revolution from its February Revolution beginning to the victory of Lenin and the Bolsheviks in October.

Author: Rex A. Wade

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107130326

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 559

Rex A. Wade presents an essential overview of the Russian Revolution from its beginning in February 1917, through the numerous political crises under Kerensky, to the victory of Lenin and the Bolsheviks in the October Revolution. This thoroughly revised and expanded third edition introduces students to new approaches to the Revolution's political history and clears away many of the myths and misconceptions that have clouded studies of the period. It also gives due space to the social history of the Revolution, incorporating people and places too often left out of the story, including women, national minority peoples, peasantry, and front soldiers. The third edition has been updated to include new scholarship on topics such as the coming of the Revolution and the beginning of Bolshevik rule, as well as the Revolution's cultural context. This highly readable book is an invaluable guide to one of the most important events of modern history.
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Russian Revolution of 1917 The Essential Reference Guide

Russian Revolution of 1917  The Essential Reference Guide

Combining reference entries and examination of primary documents from the Russian Revolution, this book gives students a better understanding of how and why political forces fought to reshape the Russian empire 100 years ago—and provides ...

Author: Sean N. Kalic

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440850936

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 719

Combining reference entries and examination of primary documents from the Russian Revolution, this book gives students a better understanding of how and why political forces fought to reshape the Russian empire 100 years ago—and provides keen insights into the Soviet Union that resulted. • Provides a detailed history of the Russian Revolution, addressing events from the abdication of Czar Nicholas II to the Bolshevik Revolution • Gives readers a more complete understanding of how the Bolsheviks fought during the Civil War to maintain and solidify the success of their revolution • Includes a substantial collection of primary documents that offers keen insights into what key actors thought and how these individuals behaved during the historical period
Categories: History

The Russian Revolution 1917

The Russian Revolution 1917

This e-book also features advice on source-based questions and a section on historical interpretations of the Russian Revolution.

Author: Nick Shepley

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781785385476

Category: History

Page: 70

View: 647

In the third year of the First World War, The Russian Empire experienced a year of revolutionary turmoil that saw the fall of the emperor, Tsar Nicholas II. This was followed by the creation of an interim government which in turn was overthrown by an extreme revolutionary socialist regime in October that year. By the end of 1917 a government that would rule Russia as a dictatorship for most of the rest of the 20th Century was firmly in power and its establishment would have profound implications for the rest of Russian and 20th Century history. However, the revolution was not simply the product of short term events, instead it developed from long term problems and challenges from within Russia, which the government of the tsars was incapable of controlling. The purpose of this ebook is to focus closely on the revolutionary year of 1917 and explain why not just one but two governments fell in that year. It will also examine how and why the Bolsheviks, a revolutionary socialist party came to power. Firstly, however, we must explore the long term causes of the Russian Revolution, which stretch back deep into Russian history. This e-book also features advice on source-based questions and a section on historical interpretations of the Russian Revolution.
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The Russian Revolution 1917 1945

The Russian Revolution  1917 1945

The book explores topics including the modernization of the Tsarist Russian state, the crisis of the World War I years, the revolutionary project of Soviet Communism, the nationalist transformation of Soviet Communism under International ...

Author: Anthony D'Agostino

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313386220

Category: History

Page: 171

View: 482

Despite the demise of Communism and the recognized horrors of the Stalin regime, many Russians are no longer embarrassed by the memory of the Stalin years. Instead, they find the Soviet dictator representative of Russian greatness and an inspiration in their attempt to overcome what Vladimir Putin has called "the greatest geopolitical disaster in history"---the partition of the Soviet Union. For students and scholars of the Russian Revolution, there are pivotal questions that merit careful, comprehensive consideration: Why did the Tsarist regime unravel in revolution? Why did the Bolsheviks come to power rather than some other party? How did Stalin---rather than a more popular and respected leader---win the mantle of Lenin and gain leadership of the ruling party? How should Stalin's regime be Judged by subsequent generations of Russians, and in the context of world history? In The Russian Revolution, 1917-1945, Anthony D'Agostino offers a fresh and concise review of all these questions. The book explores topics including the modernization of the Tsarist Russian state, the crisis of the World War I years, the revolutionary project of Soviet Communism, the nationalist transformation of Soviet Communism under International pressures, the "Big Drive" to modernize Russia by force, and the external threat of fascism.
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The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

Now in a new edition, this provocative, highly readable work presents a fascinating look at events that culminated in the Russian Revolution.

Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015052937441

Category: Russia

Page: 181

View: 275

Now in a new edition, this provocative, highly readable work presents a fascinating look at events that culminated in the Russian Revolution. Focusing on the Revolution in its widest sense, Sheila Fitzpatrick covers not only the events of 1917 and what preceded them, but the social transformations brought about by the Bolsheviks.
Categories: Russia

The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

In the relatively bloodless coup d'état of November 7, Lenin and his associates seized control of the state. Here, from the eminent historian E. M. Halliday, is the dramatic story of the Russian Revolution.

Author: E. M. Halliday

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 9781612300948

Category: History

Page: 150

View: 192

The turbulent events that overtook Russia in 1917 are often called one of history's great turning points. In March of that year, a corrupt, outdated, careworn autocracy - the 300-year-old Romanov dynasty - was overthrown by a spontaneous uprising of Russia's long-oppressed masses. During the next few months, Alexander Kerensky and other liberals in the provisional government attempted to adopt reforms. But the continuing hardships of World War I and the pressure of Vladimir Lenin's Bolsheviks proved too much for them. In the relatively bloodless coup d'état of November 7, Lenin and his associates seized control of the state. Here, from the eminent historian E. M. Halliday, is the dramatic story of the Russian Revolution.
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Readings on the Russian Revolution

Readings on the Russian Revolution

The book opens with an original introduction which provides essential background and vital context for the pieces that follow.

Author: Melissa K. Stockdale

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350037441

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 862

Readings on the Russian Revolution brings together 15 important post-Cold War writings on the history of the Russian Revolution. It is structured in such a way as to highlight key debates in the field and contrasting methodological approaches to the Revolution in order to help readers better understand the issues and interpretative fault lines that exist in this contested area of history. The book opens with an original introduction which provides essential background and vital context for the pieces that follow. The volume is then structured around four parts – 'Actors, Language, Symbols', 'War, Revolution, and the State', 'Revolutionary Dreams and Identities' and 'Outcomes and Impacts' – that explore the beginnings, events and outcomes of the Russian Revolution, as well as examinations of central figures, critical topics and major historiographical battlegrounds. Melissa Stockdale also provides translations of two crucial Russian-language works, published here in English for the first time, and includes useful pedagogical features such as a glossary, chronology, and thematic bibliography to further aid study. Readings on the Russian Revolution is an essential collection for anyone studying the Russian Revolution.
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The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

Now in a new edition, this provocative, highly readable work presents a fascinating look at events that culminated in the Russian Revolution.

Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120210393

Category: Soviet Union

Page: 199

View: 674

Now in a new edition, this provocative, highly readable work presents a fascinating look at events that culminated in the Russian Revolution. Focusing on the Revolution in its widest sense, Sheila Fitzpatrick covers not only the events of 1917 and what preceded them, but the social transformations brought about by the Bolsheviks.
Categories: Soviet Union

The Russian Revolution in Retreat 1920 24

The Russian Revolution in Retreat  1920 24

This book focuses on the retreat from the revolution’s aims in 1920–24, after the civil war and at the start of the New Economic Policy – and specifically, on the turbulent relationship between the working class and the Communist ...

Author: Simon Pirani

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415437035

Category: History

Page: 289

View: 908

The Russian revolution of 1917 was a defining event of the twentieth century, and its achievements and failures remain controversial in the twenty-first. This book focuses on the retreat from the revolution’s aims in 1920–24, after the civil war and at the start of the New Economic Policy – and specifically, on the turbulent relationship between the working class and the Communist Party in those years. It is based on extensive original research of the actions and reactions of the party leadership and ranks, of dissidents and members of other parties, and of trade union activists and ordinary factory workers. It discusses working-class collective action before, during and after the crisis of 1921, when the Bolsheviks were confronted by the revolt at the Kronshtadt naval base and other protest movements. This book argues that the working class was politically expropriated by the Bolshevik party, as democratic bodies such as soviets and factory committees were deprived of decision-making power; it examines how the new Soviet ruling class began to take shape. It shows how some worker activists concluded that the principles of 1917 had been betrayed, while others accepted a social contract, under which workers were assured of improvements in living standards in exchange for increased labour discipline and productivity, and a surrender of political power to the party.
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Wall Street and the Russian Revolution

Wall Street and the Russian Revolution

The book will look not just at the sweep of events, but probe the economic, ideological and personal motivations of the key figures involved, revealing heretofore unknown or misunderstood connections.

Author: Richard Spence

Publisher: TrineDay

ISBN: 9781634241243

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 857

Wall Street and the Russian Revolution will give readers critical insight into what might be called the "Secret History of the 20th century." The Russian Revolution, like the war in which it was born, represents the real beginning of the modern world. The book will look not just at the sweep of events, but probe the economic, ideological and personal motivations of the key figures involved, revealing heretofore unknown or misunderstood connections. Was Trotsky, for instance, a political genius, an unprincipled egomaniac, or something of each? Readers should come away with not only a far deeper understanding of what happened in Russia a century ago, but also what happened in America and how that still shapes the relations of the twocountries today.
Categories: History

The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

The particular originality of this volume lies in the fact that the author also examines the way in which these issues were viewed both at the time and later.

Author: Dietrich Geyer

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038256603

Category: History

Page: 163

View: 320

This short and updated introduction by one of Europe's leading specialists in Russian and Soviet history presents a broad survey combined with a penetrating analysis of the key issues of the Russian Revolution, such as the nature of pre-Revolutionary society and politics, the many links between war and revolution (e.g., the effects of the war on the Bolshevik theory of revolution), the possibilities open to the Provisional Government, political alternatives to Bolshevism, and the place of the Revolution in contemporary intellectual debate in the West. The particular originality of this volume lies in the fact that the author also examines the way in which these issues were viewed both at the time and later. He looks at contemorary (1917) assumptions, at the validity of questions traditionally asked about the Revolution, and concerns himself with the degree of hindsight and ideological basis contained both in the questions themselves and in the answers usually given to them. The author's knowledge of works in Russian as well as in German, English and French add to the indispensability of this book.
Categories: History

The House of Government

The House of Government

On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destruction The House of Government is unlike any other book about the Russian Revolution ...

Author: Yuri Slezkine

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400888177

Category: History

Page: 1128

View: 633

On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destruction The House of Government is unlike any other book about the Russian Revolution and the Soviet experiment. Written in the tradition of Tolstoy's War and Peace, Grossman’s Life and Fate, and Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago, Yuri Slezkine’s gripping narrative tells the true story of the residents of an enormous Moscow apartment building where top Communist officials and their families lived before they were destroyed in Stalin’s purges. A vivid account of the personal and public lives of Bolshevik true believers, the book begins with their conversion to Communism and ends with their children’s loss of faith and the fall of the Soviet Union. Completed in 1931, the House of Government, later known as the House on the Embankment, was located across the Moscow River from the Kremlin. The largest residential building in Europe, it combined 505 furnished apartments with public spaces that included everything from a movie theater and a library to a tennis court and a shooting range. Slezkine tells the chilling story of how the building’s residents lived in their apartments and ruled the Soviet state until some eight hundred of them were evicted from the House and led, one by one, to prison or their deaths. Drawing on letters, diaries, and interviews, and featuring hundreds of rare photographs, The House of Government weaves together biography, literary criticism, architectural history, and fascinating new theories of revolutions, millennial prophecies, and reigns of terror. The result is an unforgettable human saga of a building that, like the Soviet Union itself, became a haunted house, forever disturbed by the ghosts of the disappeared.
Categories: History

October

October

How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked by not one but two revolutions? 00This is the story of the extraordinary months between those upheavals, in February and October, of the forces and ...

Author: China Mieville

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1784782777

Category: History

Page: 304

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Acclaimed fantasy author China Mieville plunges us into the year the world was turned upside down The renowned fantasy and science fiction writer China Mieville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive take on its history. In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine months later, it became the first socialist state in world history. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked by not one but two revolutions? This is the story of the extraordinary months between those upheavals, in February and October, of the forces and individuals who made 1917 so epochal a year, of their intrigues, negotiations, conflicts and catastrophes. From familiar names like Lenin and Trotsky to their opponents Kornilov and Kerensky; from the byzantine squabbles of urban activists to the remotest villages of a sprawling empire; from the revolutionary railroad Sublime to the ciphers and static of coup by telegram; from grand sweep to forgotten detail. Historians have debated the revolution for a hundred years, its portents and possibilities: the mass of literature can be daunting. But here is a book for those new to the events, told not only in their historical import but in all their passion and drama and strangeness. Because as well as a political event of profound and ongoing consequence, Mieville reveals the Russian Revolution as a breathtaking story."
Categories: History