Synopses & Reviews
What was the real impact and significance of the October Revolution of 1917? This avowedly revisionist interpretation by a major Russian dissident seeks to place Lenin and those around him in the proper perspective. Since the takeover of Russia was the result of a coup d’état by a tiny minority of criminals that Yuri Felshtinsky doesn’t hesitate to call gangsters, the Communist regime was doomed from the start.
Yuri Felshtinsky received a PhD in history from Rutgers University. His books include The Failure of the World Revolution (1991), Blowing up Russia (with Alexander Litvinenko, 2007), and The Corporation: Russia and the KGB in the Age of President Putin (with Vladimir Pribylovsky, 2008). He lives near Boston, Massachusetts.
Reads like a true crime investigation. Hard-hitting anti-communist slant by dissident critic of the communist regime.
About the Author
Yuri Felshtinsky, who immigrated to the US in 1978, is a historian with a PhD from Rutgers University and a doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1993. He is the author of several books, among them THE FAILURE OF WORLD REVOLUTION (1991), BLOWING UP RUSSIA (with Alexander Litvinenko, 2007). He lives near Boston.