Russian Revolution / Edition 2

Russian Revolution / Edition 2

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by Sheila Fitzpatrick
     
 

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.…  See more details below

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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 Making use of a huge amount of previously secret information in Soviet archives and unpublished memoirs, this detailed chronology recounts each monumental event from the February and October Revolutions of 1917 and the Civil War of 1918-1920, through the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
Introduction1
1The Setting15
The society16
The revolutionary tradition23
The 1905 Revolution and its aftermath; the First World War31
21917: The Revolutions of February and October40
The February Revolution and 'dual power'44
The Bolsheviks49
The popular revolution52
The political crises of the summer57
The October Revolution61
3The Civil War68
The Civil War, the Red Army and the Cheka72
War Communism78
Visions of the new world83
The Bolsheviks in power87
4NEP and the Future of the Revolution93
The discipline of retreat96
The problem of bureaucracy102
The leadership struggle106
Building socialism in one country111
5Stalin's Revolution120
Stalin versus the Right124
The industrialization drive129
Collectivization135
Cultural Revolution141
6Ending the Revolution148
'Revolution accomplished'150
'Revolution betrayed'156
Terror163
Notes173
Select Bibliography185
Index193

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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.