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A hundred years after the Russian Revolution, history, according to This book was necessary reading for all early historians of the revolution. The Russian Revolution: A New History (): Sean McMeekin: Books. The Russian Revolution (): Richard Pipes: Books.

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Russian Revolution Book

The Russian revolution was the beginning of the modern age, says award- winning author Roland Chambers. He tells us what Solzhenitsyn imagined Lenin was. On the hundredth anniversary of the revolutions of , we've collected together the very best books on Revolutionary Russia. In , two revolutions transformed Russia, and set in motion one of the cost of revolution, here are five books that unpick and understand the significance of.

It could be ours. If its sentences are still unfinished, it is up to us to finish them. Intervening in long-standing historical debates, but told with the reader new to the topic especially in mind, here is a breathtaking story of humanity at its greatest and most desperate; of a turning point for civilisation that still resonates loudly today. Of this much we can be certain. Is terrorism ever a viable strategy? Is support for imperial wars ever justified? Can politics be made without a party? Was the seizure of power in morally justified? It was the Russian Revolution that transformed the scale of the Communist Manifesto, making it the key text for socialists everywhere. This classic book provides a historical overview of feminist strands among the modern revolutionary movements of Russia, China and the Third World. Sheila Rowbotham shows how women rose against the dual challenges of an unjust state system and social-sexual prejudice. One hundred years after the Russian Revolution the Soviet Union remains the most extraordinary, yet tragic, attempt to create a society beyond capitalism. Yet its history was one that for a long time proved impossible to write. Jewish radicals manned the barricades on the avenues of Petrograd and the alleys of the Warsaw ghetto; they were in the vanguard of those resisting Franco and the Nazis.

Rejecting the emphasis on individuals and multitudes, Jodi Dean argues that we need to rethink the collective subject of politics. She made a remarkable contribution to socialist theory and practice, yet her legacy remains in dispute.

In this book Geras brings new light to bear on one of the most misrepresented figures in radical history, illustrating her inspiring lack of complacency and her commitment to questioning those in authority on both the Right and the Left.

A giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost minds in the canon of revolutionary socialist thought. But she was much more than just a thinker.

The Best Books to Read on the Russian Revolution, a Recommended List

No-one and nothing, not even the Congress of a Communist Party, can abolish the dictatorship of the proletariat. That is the most important conclusion of this book by Etienne Balibar. His concrete references are therefore usually to arguments put forward within the French Party. But it is quite obvious that the significance of this book is much wider, not least because, in spite of the important political and economic differences separating the nations of western Europe, many of their Communist Parties are evolving in an apparently similar ideological direction, and indeed appear to be borrowing arguments from one another in support of their new positions.

This book was produced in as a practical insurrectionary manual for communists. It discusses the role of armed insurrection in the Marxist-Leninist theory of revolution, analyses a number of insurrections—both successful and unsuccessful—with the aim of determining the conditions for victory, and gives detailed information on the tactics of street fighting—ranging from the respective advantages of offensive or defensive action to the best method of building a barricade.

Written in Moscow under Comintern auspices, it is a classic Third Period document. Its republication will contribute to the recovery and appraisal of the early years of Soviet and Comintern history which is so essential an ingredient in the forging of all revolutionary theory and practice today.

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Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest. Books Appear On 1 List Each. A Countess Below Stairs. A History of the Russian Revolution. The Culture Trip. Book Depository. About Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution. Intervention in the Russian Civil War.

The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, Angel on the Square. Black Square: Adventures in the Post-Soviet World. Blood Red, Snow White. Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography, Collision Course: Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State. Enquiring History: The Russian Revolution Factory Committees in the Russian Revolution. First Person: An Astonishingly Frank Self-Portrait.

From the Russian revolution of to Stalinist totalitarianism. Hidden Treasures of the Romanovs. History of the Makhnovist movement, Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion.

Gareth Stedman Jones. Knight Without Armour. Kronstadt The fate of a soviet democracy. Land of the Firebird: The Beauty of Russia. Lenin Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Reading the revolution: 7 of the year’s best new books to help you understand 1917

Lenin the Dictator: An Intimate Portrait. Victor Sebestyen.

The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. Memoirs of a Revolutionary.

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Midnight in St Petersburg. Nicholas and Alexandra. Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia. Racing the Enemy: Red Famine: Red Petrograd: Revolutionary Russia, — A History. Roots of Revolution: A History of the Populist and Socialist Movements in 19th-.

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Russia as a Developing Society. Russia in Flames. Russia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations. What Everyone Needs to Know.

Political Change From Gorbachev to Putin. Russian Labour and Bolshevik Power after October. William Rosenberg.

Russian Revolution A Personal Record. Russian Revolutionary Posters. Safe for Democracy: The Anglo-American Response to Revolution. Second-hand Time. Svetlana Alexievich. Six Weeks in Russia in Although McMeekin agrees the real villains are the ruthless Bolsheviks, he reserves most criticism for the hapless liberals. McMeekin depends on a surprisingly narrow focus to make his overarching argument, eschewing analysis of the deeper social and political forces required for any comprehensive study of the revolution and its lessons for us today — when radical political groups are again relying on subterfuge and populism to force a fundamental change of the world order.

Yes, Russia was rapidly reforming at the turn of the century while its economy was growing — and revolution was far from inevitable. But there were reasons the empire had so much catching up to do, which involved uniquely Russian characteristics like its sprawling landmass, terrible climate and poor soil. These made scratching out a living difficult, and governing unwieldy. The symbolic role of the boss — whether in the form of a village elder or the czar — provided crucial stability for a society in which most saw individual freedoms as a threat to group survival.

Of the three-quarters of the population classified as peasants by a government census in , the vast majority were illiterate — very conservative people with a long tradition of highly centralized rule for whom drastic change mainly in the urban centers was deeply destabilizing.