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Bolsheviks Come To Power: the Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd (04 Edition)
Bolsheviks Come To Power: the Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd (04 Edition)
by Alexander Rabinowitch
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This history of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution in Petrograd (St. Petersburg), first published in 1976, is probably most notable in the emphasis author Rabinowitch (emeritus, Russian history, Indiana U.) places on the relationships between the Bolshevik... (read more)

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Trotsky (Life & Times)
Trotsky (Life & Times)
by Dave Renton
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A concise guide to one of the most significant figures in the much-debated history of... (read more)

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Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution
Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution
by Robert Service
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The early years of Bolshevik rule were marked by dynamic interaction between Russia and the West. These years of civil war in Russia were years when the West strove to understand the new communist regime while also seeking to undermine it. Meanwhile, the... (read more)

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Trotsky: A Biography
Trotsky: A Biography
by Robert Service
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of... (read more)

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The Russian Revolution and Bolshevik Victory: Visions and Revisions (Major Problems in American History Series)
The Russian Revolution and Bolshevik Victory: Visions and Revisions (Major Problems in American History Series)
by Ronald Grigor Suny
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Original writings by Lenin, Tsereteli, and Trotsky enable students to view the causes and conflicts at the root of the revolution, while the insights of contemporary social history add depth to traditional political and personality-based assessments.... (read more)

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The Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution
by Sheila Fitzpatrick
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The Russian Revolution had a decisive impact on the history of the twentieth century. Now, following the collapse of the Soviet regime and the opening of its archives, it is possible to step back and see the full picture of this event for the first time.... (read more)

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Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary
Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary
by Bertrand Patenaude
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Few political figures of the twentieth century have aroused as much passion, controversy, and curiosity as Leon Trotsky. Trotsky was that rare combination of the man of ideas and the man of action. His role in history—his epic rise and fall... (read more)

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Ten Days That Shook the World
Ten Days That Shook the World
by John Reed
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In Ten Days That Shook the World John Reed conveys, with the immediacy of cinema, the impression of a whole nation in ferment and disintegration. A contemporary journalist writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives a gripping record... (read more)

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The Russian Revolution: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)
The Russian Revolution: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)
by Abraham Ascher
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1917: the year a series of rebellions toppled three centuries of autocratic rule and placed a group of political radicals in charge of a world power. Here, suddenly, was the first modern socialist state, “a kingdom more bright that any heaven had to... (read more)

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Interpreting the Russian Revolution: The Language and Symbols of 1917
Interpreting the Russian Revolution: The Language and Symbols of 1917
by Orlando Figes
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This is the first book in any language to offer a comprehensive analysis of the political culture of the Russian Revolution. Orlando Figes and Boris Kolonitskii examine the diverse ways that language and other symbols - including flags and emblems... (read more)

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The Russian Civil War
The Russian Civil War
by Evan Mawdsley
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In St. Petersburg on October 25, 1917, the A commanding chronicle of the three Bolshevik Party stormed the capital city and turbulent years that brought the ironfisted seized the power over the Russian Provisional Soviet regime to political power... (read more)

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Black night, white snow ;Russia's revolutions, 1905-1917
Black night, white snow ;Russia's revolutions, 1905-1917
by Harrison Salisbury
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The destruction of the Czars which brought about the reign of revolutions from 1905–1917 in Russia looms as the crucial political event of the twentieth century. In little more than a decade the Romanov dynasty was toppled, and its time-honored... (read more)

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Revolution at the Gates: Selected Writings of Lenin from 1917
Revolution at the Gates: Selected Writings of Lenin from 1917
by Vladimir Lenin
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The idea of a Lenin renaissance might well provoke an outburst of sarcastic laughter. Marx is OK, but Lenin? Doesn’t he stand for the big catastrophe which left its mark on the entire twentieth century? Lenin, however, deserves more profound... (read more)

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Memoirs of a Revolutionist
Memoirs of a Revolutionist
by Vera Figner
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A courageous woman recounts her journey from aristocrat to revolutionary in nineteenth-century Russia.... (read more)

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Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution
Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution
by Robert Service
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Lenin and His Comrades: The Bolsheviks Take Over Russia 1917-1924
Lenin and His Comrades: The Bolsheviks Take Over Russia 1917-1924
by Yuri Felshtinsky
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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... (read more)

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Telling October: Memory and the Making of the Bolshevik Revolution
Telling October: Memory and the Making of the Bolshevik Revolution
by Frederick C Corney
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All revolutionary regimes seek to legitimize themselves through foundation narratives that, told and retold, become constituent parts of the social fabric, erasing or pushing aside alternative histories. Frederick C. Corney draws on a wide range of... (read more)

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Sentimental Journey : Memoirs 1917-1922 (04 Edition)
Sentimental Journey : Memoirs 1917-1922 (04 Edition)
by Viktor Shklovsky
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Viktor Shklovsky's A Sentimental Journey, which borrows its title from Laurence Sterne, describes the travels of a bewildered intellectual through Russia, Persia, the Ukraine, and the Caucasus during the period of the Russian Revolution. Valuable as a... (read more)

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The Russian Album
The Russian Album
by Michael Ignatieff
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Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Award Ignatieff chronicles five generations of his Russian family, beginning in 1815. Drawing on family diaries, on the contemplation of intriguing photographs in an old family album, and on stories passed down... (read more)

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Reconstructing Russia: The Political Economy of American Assistance to Revolutionary Russia, 1917-1922
Reconstructing Russia: The Political Economy of American Assistance to Revolutionary Russia, 1917-1922
by Leo J Bacino
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In an original and stimulating manner, Reconstructing Russia focuses on the Wilson administration's efforts to find some way to provide economic support to Russian Siberia as a counterpoint to German economic influence. The connection between the Wilson... (read more)

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