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Revolutionary Russia, 1891 - 1991 : a history

Author: Orlando Figes
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. EditionView all editions and formats
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Presenting a new perspective on the Russian Revolution, a noted historian traces three generational phases to show how the revolution, while it changed in form and character, retained the same idealistic goals throughout.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Orlando Figes
ISBN: 9780805091311 0805091319 0141043679 9780141043678
OCLC Number: 862575182
Description: viii, 324 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The start --
The "dress rehearsal" --
Last hopes --
War and revolution --
The February Revolution --
Lenin's revolution --
Civil War and the making of the Soviet system --
Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin --
The revolution's golden age? --
The great break --
Stalin's crisis --
Communism in retreat? --
The great terror --
Revolution for export --
War and revolution --
Revolution and Cold War --
The beginning of the end --
Mature socialism --
The last bolshevik --
Judgement.
Responsibility: Orlando Figes.

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What caused the Russian Revolution? Did it succeed or fail? Do we still live with its consequences? This book deals with these questions.  Read more...

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