The Russian Revolution
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."
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Review: The Russian RevolutionUser Review - Daniel Bakken - Goodreads
Richard Pipes is in the same league as David McCullough- a world class historian. He deeply understands Russia and unfolds his mastery using crystal clear prose. Blows away many myths about the ... Read full review
Review: The Russian RevolutionUser Review - Hansinsan - Goodreads
Well written. Easy access to the Russian revolution. Good book to start with when trying to understand the complex hirtory of the Russian revolution. Complement to Sheila Fitzpatrick book on the revolution. Read full review
PART ONE The Agony of the Old Regime
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