The Russian Revolution (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 13, 2011 - History - 976 pages
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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."


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User 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

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User Review  - sologdin - Goodreads

surly cold warrior laments the death of the royal family. Read full review

Contents

PART ONE The Agony 0f the Old Regime
19
Otficial Russia
53
Patrimonialism 5 3 Nicholas and Alexandra 5 7
86
Household village and commune 92 and shortage
109
The Constitutional Experiment
153
Russia at War
195
Strategic preparations and Russias readiness for
228
Inflation 2 34 the Brusilov ofiensive 2 38 rise of ten
258
The Revolution Intemationalized
606
decide the Germans have lost the war 666 the problem
671
War on the Village
714
Murder of the Imperial Family
745
The Red Terror
789
origins of the Cheka 800 Chekas conflict with
796
Afterword
841
Chronology
847

PART TWO The Bolsheviks Conquer Russia
339
The Bolshevik Bid for Power
385
The October Coup
439
Building the OneParty State
506
BrestLitovsk
567
Notes
856
One Hundred Works on the Russian Revolution
915
Index
922
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