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Publisher Comments:

From one of our greatest historians, a magnificent reckoning with the modern world's most fateful idea. With astonishing authority and clarity, Richard Pipes has fused a lifetime's scholarship into a single focused history of Communism, from its hopeful birth as a theory to its miserable death as a practice. At its heart, the book is a history of the Soviet Union, the most comprehensive reorganization of human society ever attempted by a nation-state. Drawing on much new information, Richard Pipes explains the countryis evolution from the 1917 revolution to the Great Terror and World War II, global expansion and the Cold War chess match with the United States, and the regime's decline and ultimate collapse. There is no more dramatic story in modern history, nor one more crucial to master, than that of how the writing and agitation of two mid-nineteenth-century European thinkers named Marx and Engels led to a great and terrible world religion that brought down a mighty empire, consumed the world in conflict, and left in its wake a devastation whose full costs can only now be tabulated.

Synopsis:

Traces the history of communism from the antecedents of Karl Marx, through its spread to Russia and adoption by a group of radical intellectuals led by Lenin, to the fall of the Soviet empire and beyond.

Synopsis:

A landmark short history of communism, from Marx's forebears to the fall of the Soviet empire and beyond, is penned by one of the world's great scholars of Russian and Soviet history.

About the Author

Richard Pipes, Baird Professor of History, Emeritus, at Harvard University, is the author of numerous books and essays, including The Russian Revolution, Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime, and Property and Freedom. In 1981-82 he served as President Reagan's National Security Council adviser on Soviet and East European affairs, and in 1992 he was an expert witness in the Russian Constitutional Court's trial against the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Chesham, New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

Communist theory and program — Leninism — Stalin and after — Reception in the West — The Third World — Looking back.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588360960
Subtitle:
A History
Publisher:
Modern Library
Author:
Pipes, Richard
Author:
Richard Pipes
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Communism
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Political Science-History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
Political Science-Political Ideologies - Communism & Sociali
Subject:
Political Science : History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
Political Science : Political Ideologies - Communism & Socia
Subject:
Political Science : History & Theory - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Political Science : Political Process - General
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics-Leftist Studies
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Modern Library
Publication Date:
20010901
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
175

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History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General

Communism: A History
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Product details 175 pages Modern Library - English 9781588360960 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Traces the history of communism from the antecedents of Karl Marx, through its spread to Russia and adoption by a group of radical intellectuals led by Lenin, to the fall of the Soviet empire and beyond.
"Synopsis" by , A landmark short history of communism, from Marx's forebears to the fall of the Soviet empire and beyond, is penned by one of the world's great scholars of Russian and Soviet history.
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