Russian Revolution / Edition 2

Russian Revolution / Edition 2

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by Sheila Fitzpatrick
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192802046

ISBN-13: 9780192802040

Pub. Date: 09/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This provocative and eminently readable work looks at the many upheavals of the Russian Revolution as successive stages in a single process. Focusing on the Russian Revolution in its widest sense, Fitzpatrick covers not only the events of 1917 and what preceded them, but the nature of the social transformation brought about by the Bolsheviks after they took power.

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This provocative and eminently readable work looks at the many upheavals of the Russian Revolution as successive stages in a single process. Focusing on the Russian Revolution in its widest sense, Fitzpatrick covers not only the events of 1917 and what preceded them, but the nature of the social transformation brought about by the Bolsheviks after they took power. Making use of a huge amount of previously secret information in Soviet archives and unpublished memoirs, this detailed chronology recounts each monumental event from the February and October Revolutions of 1917 and the Civil War of 1918-1920, through the New Economic Policy of 1921 and the 1929 First Five-Year Plan, to Stalin's "revolution from above" at the end of the 1920s and the Great Purge of the late 1930s.
Lucid and concise, this classic study makes comprehensible the complex events of the revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192802040
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 4.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     v
Introduction     1
The Setting     15
The society     16
The revolutionary tradition     24
The 1905 Revolution and its aftermath; the First World War     32
1917: The Revolutions of February and October     40
The February Revolution and 'dual power'     44
The Bolsheviks     49
The popular revolution     52
The political crises of the summer     57
The October Revolution     61
The Civil War     68
The Civil War, the Red Army, and the Cheka     72
War Communism     78
Visions of the new world     84
The Bolsheviks in power     87
NEP and the Future of the Revolution     93
The discipline of retreat     96
The problem of bureaucracy     102
The leadership struggle     107
Building socialism in one country     111
Stalin's Revolution     120
Stalin versus the Right     124
The industrialization drive     130
Collectivization     135
Cultural Revolution     141
Ending the Revolution     149
'Revolution accomplished'     151
'Revolution betrayed'     157
The Terror     163
Notes     173
Select Bibliography     185
Index     193

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Russian Revolution 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION by Sheila Fitzpatrick is very concise and excellently written, giving a better understanding of the revolution and its purpose as well as a better outlook to the characters than other books on that era of history.