This book presented a lot of information that I was unaware of. Although written in a scholarly style, the evidence of Communist bloody drive to power scared me.Published 18 months ago by Robert Guzzardi
The question I had before I picked up this volume, was "How could the Bolsheviks prevail after their Moscow-centric revolution when they held so little land, there were so many... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
You can't beat Richard Pipes for dealing out the information in a clear, organized way. He cuts nobody any slack--Bolsheviks are criminals and that's that. Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by Mary Raber
I would rate this book even more highly than "The Russian Revolution." It is obviously subject matter dear to Pipes' heart, and as such it gives him a chance to do what the one-... Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by Adam B. Ritchie Jr.
Dr. Richard Pipes is the Baird Professor of History at Harvard University. Pipes is a much published and revered expert on the Soviet Union. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by C. M Mills
Great book for learning the facts and the wider context. A good read. Recommended.
The book describes the regime and its wider context - influence from and impact on... Read more
Pipes is a distinguished historian for Harvard. This is his third book about the evolution of the autocratic regime in Russia. Read morePublished on June 2, 2009 by Kevin M Quigg