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Interlink's new illustrated history series seeks to explore the persistent themes of our recent past in order to prepare for the new century. Each volume offers a concise yet comprehensive analysis of a particular political, cultural or social phenomenon and is lavishly illustrated with color and b&w photographs and maps.<P>In February 1917, the centuries-old and immense empire of the Czars, ally of the United States and Britain during World War I, suddenly collapses. Eight months later, the revolutionaries, under Lenin's leadership, take power and sign an armistice with Germany.<P>Few would have bet on this government of inexperienced militants, against a force of armed counter-revolutionaries sustained by the West. But the mobilization of the population, the power of the Red Army and political police, the experience the communists gain during the war, and Lenin's skill in directing the new political economy, allow the Bolsheviks to strengthen their hold on the great empire.<P>By the time of Lenin's death, on January 21, 1924, the door has been opened to many decades of communist power, though as Stalin gains prominence, that power will become much different than that of the heroes of the October Revolution.

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This concise history of the Russian Revolution focuses on the leadership of V.I. Lenin. Aimed at students and general readers, the text addresses such topics as the Empire of the Czars, the Bolshevik Revolution, war communism, and the famine of 1921. The volume is illustrated throughout with b&w historical photographs and color maps. There is no subject index.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566564250
Translator:
Stryker, David
Publisher:
Interlink Publishing Group
Translator:
Stryker, David
Author:
Salomoni, Antonella
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Revolutionary
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Soviet Union History Revolution, 1917-
Subject:
Lenin, Vladimir Il'ich
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Interlink Illustrated Histories
Series Volume:
no. 25
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
159
Dimensions:
7.58x5.18x.59 in. .69 lbs.

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