A Concise History of the Russian Revolution
Professor Pipes gives us in A Concise History of the Russian Revolution a succinct and compelling interpretation of the "sequence of violent and disruptive acts" whose political, social, and ideological consequences will continue to be felt for generations to come. The author discusses the factors that made the Revolution possible (though not inevitable); recounts Lenin's seizure of power and the murder of the Romanovs; describes the civil war between Whites and Reds, the brutal famine of 1921, and the subsequent consolidation of the Bolshevik state; shows how the Stalinist system was primarily Lenin's creation; and argues that much of what the Communists did was truly Russian in character rather than imported from the West.
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A Concise History of the Russian RevolutionUser Review - Book Verdict
The author of many volumes about Russia including Russia Under the Old Regime, Pipes here chronicles the country from 1900 through Lenin's death in 1924. Photos add depth to a concise yet thorough history. (LJ 10/1/95) Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ORFisHome - LibraryThing
Wonderful but so very sad. A very readable, though still academic, book that gave some excellent insights into the Russian psyche as well as direct history of the country and Communist movement. Read full review