The Russian Revolution
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - samstark - LibraryThing
Historians often think that writing for a popular audience means using more adverbs and adjectives. Better is keeping it short and sweet, modest and elegantly structured, and most of all, offering ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JediJane - LibraryThing
I am reading this book again for perhaps the third time. This time, its because I am teaching the Russian Revolution to Year 12s and I need a recap. The best thing about recapping with Fitzpatrick is ... Read full review