The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

Richard Pipes


Mr. Pipes writes trenchantly, and now and then superbly....No unmarried quantity identified to me even starts to cater so appropriately to those that are looking to detect what rather occurred to Russia....Nor do i do know the other booklet greater designed to aid Soviet voters to fight out of the darkness."

-- Ronald Hingley, the hot York occasions booklet Review

Ground-breaking in its inclusiveness, enchanting in its narrative of a circulation whose objective, within the phrases of Leon Trotsky, used to be "to overthrow the world," The Russian Revolution attracts conclusions that experience already aroused nice controversy during this country-and which are guaranteed to be explosive while the publication is released within the Soviet Union. Richard Pipes argues convincingly that the Russian Revolution used to be an highbrow, instead of a category, rebellion; that it used to be steeped in terror from its very outset; and that it used to be now not a revolution in any respect yet a coup d'etat -- "the seize of governmental strength through a small minority."

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