The Russian Revolution (Google eBook)
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."
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The Russian RevolutionUser Review - Caleb - Goodreads
wonderful, full of detail. a "conservative" view of the revolution which means, mostly, that it isn't sympathetic to the bolshevik party and the spin they put on their "revolution." Read full review
Review: The Russian RevolutionUser Review - sologdin - Goodreads
surly cold warrior laments the death of the royal family. Read full review
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