The Russian Revolution (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Feb 28, 2008 - History - 240 pages
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The Russian Revolution had a decisive impact on the history of the twentieth century. In the years following the collapse of the Soviet regime and the opening of its archives, it has become possible to step back and see the full picture. This fully updated new edition of Sheila Fitzpatrick's classic short history of the Russian Revolution takes into account the new archival and other evidence that has come to light since then, incorporating material that was previously inaccessible not only to Western but also to Soviet historians Starting with an overview of the roots of the revolution, Fitzpatrick takes the story from 1917, through Stalin's 'revolution from above', to the great purges of the 1930s. She tells a gripping story of a Marxist revolution that was intended to transform the world, visited enormous suffering on the Russian people, and, like the French Revolution before it, ended up by devouring its own children.
  

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Review: The Russian Revolution 1917-1932

User Review  - Amalauna Brock - Goodreads

This is a wonderful and fascinating overview of the Russian Revolution. It's a great book for beginning studies of the Revolution and a helpful comparison for the Chinese Communist Revolution ... Read full review

Review: The Russian Revolution 1917-1932

User Review  - Jim Swike - Goodreads

A good textbook, it assumes you already know about the events. You may feel otherwise, enjoy! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Setting
15
The Revolutions of February and October
40
3 The Civil War
68
4 NEP and the Future of the Revolution
93
5 Stalins Revolution
120
6 Ending the Revolution
149
Notes
173
Select Bibliography
185
Index
193
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