The Russian Civil War

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Pegasus Books, 2007 - History - 362 pages
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In St. Petersburg on October 25, 1917, the A commanding chronicle of the three Bolshevik Party stormed the capital city and turbulent years that brought the ironfisted seized the power over the Russian Provisional Soviet regime to political power. Government, which had been operating ineffectively since the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II eight months before. That October Revolution began the Russian Civil War, which in three years would cost the largest country in the world more than seven million lives.

It was an apocalyptic struggle, replete with famine and pestilence, but out of the struggle a new social order would rise: The Soviet Union. Mawdsley offers a lucid, superbly detailed account of the men and events that shaped twentieth century communist Russia. He draws upon a wide range of sources to recount the military course of the war, as well as the hardship the conflict brought to a country and its people—for the victory and the reconstruction of the state under the Soviet regime came at a painfully high economic and human price.

  

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Review: The Russian Civil War

User Review  - John Carter McKnight - Goodreads

Adequate, more-or-less readable, but far from great. Lifeless even for an academic history. For a subject for which geography is both unfamiliar to many readers and critical to the narrative, the maps ... Read full review

Review: The Russian Civil War

User Review  - Graeme - Goodreads

This is the type of history book that views war and conflict from the top-down, from sources regarding the leaders like Lenin, Denikin, Trotsky, Stalin, et al., and then uses soldier memoirs and ... Read full review

Contents

Spreading the Revolution
16
Soviet Russia and the Central Powers
31
PART 2
103
Year of the Whites
113
Kolchaks Offensive November 1918June 1919
132
Kolchak JuneNovember 1919
148
The Armed Forces of South Russia November 1918September 1919
161
Sovdepia November 1918November 1919
178
Siberia November 1919October 1922
230
The Soviet Zone
242
The Polish Campaign AprilOctober 1920
250
The Crimean Ulcer AprilNovember 1920
262
Conclusion
272
Notes
301
Bibliography
312
Supplementary Bibliography
344

The Turning Point SeptemberNovember 1919
194
Year of Victory
217

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About the author (2007)

Evan Mawdsley has written numerous books on Russian history, including The Soviet Elite from Lenin to Gorbachev ; Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War 1941-194 5 and The Stalin Years . He is Professor of Modern History at Glasgow University.

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