The Russian Revolution

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New York, 2001 - History - 199 pages
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The Russian Revolution had a decisive impact on the history of the twentieth century. Now, following the collapse of the Soviet regime and the opening of its archives, it is possible to step back and see the full picture. In this classic work, the author incorporates data from archives that were previously inaccessible not only to Western but also to Soviet historians, as well as drawing on important recent Russian publications such as the memoirs of one of the great survivors of Soviet politics, Vyacheslav Molotov. Impeccable in its scholarship and objectivity, the book 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. In a concluding section that will be of great interest to scholars in the field as well as the general reader, the author treats the Stalinist Great Purges as the last act of the drama of theRussian Revolution.
 

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Review: The Russian Revolution 1917-1932

User Review  - Maarten Mathijssen - Goodreads

The Russian Revolutionair in a nutshell. Fitzpatrick's tried to be objective but with a subject like this it's almost impossible. The Bolshevik Octobere Revolutionair was nothing but an ordinary coup ... 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

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Shelia Fizpatrick is E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of History at the University of Chicago. She is a historian of modern Russia (the Soviet Union) and the twentieth century. Her recent work has focussed on Soviet social and cultural history in the Stalin period, particularly everyday practices. Her current projects include a study of the international community of the Left between the wars. She is co-editor of The Journal of Modern History.

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