The Russian Revolution from Lenin to Stalin 1917-1929 / Edition 1

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E.H. Carr is the acknowledged authority on Soviet Russia. In The Russian Revolution from Lenin to Stalin 1917 - 1929, he provides the student and general reader alike with insights and knowledge of a lifetime's work. This book, now available in a brand new edition, is, without doubt, the standard short history of the Russian Revolution and now contains a new introduction by R.W. Davies.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Not many books about the past illuminate the present, but this is one of them, and it deserves to be widely read."--Richard Gott, The Guardian

"An astonishing amount of information, and of thought-provoking ideas, is compressed into a remarkably small amount of space...the standard of accuracy and clarity is very high, the style of presentation admirable. The author should - again - be congratulated."--Alec Nove, New Society

"In this short and lively account he sets down exactly what he thinks took place, with perfect impartiality...there could hardly be a better introduction to one of the principal subjects in current affairs."--Economist

"Here we have an absolutely first-class work in its own right...Carr will be remembered and consulted as long as his subject remains interesting, which is likely to be for a fair while yet."--Ken Coates, Tribune

"Every statement, indeed every sentence is based upon a minute, careful and well documented study."--H.S. Ferns,Birmingham Post

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333993095
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/3/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,371,671
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

E. H. Carr is sometime Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge.

R.W. Davies is Emeritus Professor, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham.

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Table of Contents

October 1917
• The Two Worlds War Communism
• The Breathing-Space of NEP
• The New Soviet Order
• The Scissors Crisis Lenin's Last Days
• The Rise of Stalin
• The USSR and the West (1923-1927)
• The USSR and the East (1923-1927)
• The Beginnings of Planning
• The Defeat of the Opposition
• The Dilemma of Agriculture
• Growing Pains of Industrialization
• The First Five-Year Plan
• The Collectivization of the Peasant
• Patterns of Dictatorship
• The USSR and the World (1927-1929)
• The Revolution in Perspective

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