The Russian Revolution 1st Vintage Books ed Edition, Kindle Edition

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Editorial Reviews


"A monumental study...of absorbing interest [by] the distinguished historian of modern Russia ...Lucidly written, unsurpassed in detail and comprehensiveness."

-- Wall Street Journal

"Mr. Pipes provides invaluable background to today's headlines....Few efforts have been made to create such a comprehensive work.... Pipes is a pathfinder."

-- The New York Times

From the Trade Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly

With erudition lightly worn, Harvard historian Pipes, in this massive, wonderfully vivid, gripping chronicle, stresses the role of liberals both in the Russian revolution of 1905, for which the Communists later claimed credit, and in the upheavals of 1917. He attributes the failure of the February 1917 revolution to Alexander Kerensky's rash actions, his doctrinaire vision of democracy and his dissolution of the police and the provincial bureaucracy, which plunged the nation into anarchy. He argues persuasively that the Bolsheviks' October 1917 putsch was not a true revolution, but a classic coup d'etat. His portrayal of the backward Russian peasantry, scarcely touched by westernization, and of the intelligentsia, "self-appointed spokesman" for over nine-tenths of the populace, lays the groundwork for his discerning analysis of how Lenin built a one-party dictatorship. No other book so brilliantly clarifies the inner dynamics of the Russian Revolution. Photos.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004EBT5G6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage; 1st Vintage Books ed edition (July 13, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 13, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 12831 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 1531 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars l'auteur n'a pas voulu voir 1917 en isolation mais a choisi de traiter les Révolutions Russes
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