A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924

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Jonathan Cape, 1996 - Russia - 923 pages
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The Russian Revolution seized a backward, violent, peasant country and turned it into the world's first worker's state. This book utilizes newly-opened files in Moscow and other cities to find explanations for the violence and the uncontrolled use of power to which the events led. It examines the nightmare years, including the long civil war that ended in 1923.

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While I was halfway through this, an ‘inspirational quote’ from Lenin happened to come up on my reddit feed. Something from one of those early speeches, about equality for all. I left a comment to ... Read full review

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An astonishing and grand overview of one of the most defining events of the 20th century - the Russian Revolution. A powerful and convincing portrait of the madness and decay of Imperialist Russia to ... Read full review

Contents

The Dynasty
3
Bureaucrats and DressingGowns
35
The Thin Veneer of Civilization
42
Copyright

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