From Publishers Weekly
A sequel to The Russian Revolution, this latest effort from Harvard historian Pipes traces the formation of the Bolshevik state from the Russian civil war to the death of Lenin.
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From Library Journal
This new volume further confirms the author's preeminence as a historian of Russia, already established by his now-classic The Russian Revolution ( LJ 11/1/90) and earlier works. The Soviet Union's collapse lends a particular relevance to his work, which has benefited from access to long-closed archives. Covering the period from 1918 to Lenin's death in 1924, Pipes expands upon his indictment of the Soviet leader and his Bolsheviks with a mass of data and crushing evidence. Ending his narrative with the funeral of Lenin, he concludes with a judicious, fascinating essay, "Reflections on the Russian Revolution." This offers a reexamination of underlying trends and mythologies of the revolution, as well as a restatement of Pipes's belief in Russia's patrimonial legacy and its abiding influence. An important, valuable, passionate book for scholars and general readers. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/93.- R.H. Johnston, McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Ontario
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