A Concise History of the Russian Revolution
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.
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.
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
Alfred A. Knopf, 1995
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