Frenzy of a Scumbag

Frenzy of a Scumbag

by Yefim Galperin


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This colossal shit did not have to happen!

In world history, this particular murderous escapade is usually called either "the October Revolution," "the October coup," or especially cynically in relation to "the workers of the world" - "the Great Proletarian Revolution."

We are talking here about the German operation undertaken to foist a puppet government onto Russia, in order to force Russia out of the war. We might call this process "coercion in the name of peace."
There is nothing worse than the past which was not comprehended completely. Because this past stays in our present and, unnoticed, seeps into our future, poisoning everything around.

This book will be a great revelation. The bombshell for the approaching centennial anniversary of this disgrace. The Apocrypha. I have deliberately chosen to avoid canonical accounts of those events, including memoirs: Soviet memoirs that are outright lies, or foreign memoirs that deliberately omit certain facts so as to fog over the authors' ugly role in the whole business.

So, genre is the political thriller, with all its requisite red herrings, shootouts, car chases, and sex. The main casts of characters are Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky, Yakov Sverdlov, Pinkhas Rutenberg, Graf von Mirbach and American journalists John Reed and Louise Bryant etc.

And then there is Mikhail Tereshchenko. The golden boy. The dandy. The jurist. The man of industry. Heir to one of the largest fortunes in Russia. Owner of the prestigious Sirin Press, and of the largest blue diamond in the world. The largest steam yacht as well.
As fate would have it, he becomes the Minister of Finance, and later the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Provisional Government, the first democratic government after a thousand years of monarchy. But then he crosses paths with the German candidate to rule Russia: Ulyanov-Lenin.

But underneath all the twists and turns of the politics and plot lies a deeply human story of love and hate, friendship and betrayal. The keyword here is Honor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517658229
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/04/2015
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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Frenzy of a Scumbag by Yefim Galperin | 2940152719840 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Baranovsky More than 1 year ago
This is not just serious and deep, but also brilliant! The text captures the reader and throws him into the whirlpool of History from its first pages. This is a “Pulp fiction” with the capital “P” which does not present History as a prim and ceremonious old spinster, but rather as a rakish and drunken prostitute: “What would you like, Dude?” The characters in this story, caught in the whirl of lies, greed, meanness, and violence involuntarily divulge both their secrets and those of History. Indeed, people are not doers, they are just executors. History is not unique, rather it is invariant. The Mongols would still mercilessly fall upon West even without Mister Genghis Khan. Germany would still take revenge for its defeat in the World War I without Mister Hitler. Mister Trotsky could well be in Stalin’s place, while Stalin in fact diligently carried out Trotsky’s program. Thus the executors and the events could vary but necessarily within the framework of the inevitable. What must happen, will happen. “In this whirlpool before our death We carelessly enjoy our bath" We, the generation born after the World War II, slowly leave the stage carrying away its dishonest and disgraceful time. It is truly appalling that all this happened to us, but we don’t choose our times.
kyle shostak More than 1 year ago
This is a great piece by Yefim, shedding light on one of the most murky episodes in the history of the 20th century, which led to often unpredictable and deadly consequences for millions of people involved. Yefim's close look at the drama provides an interesting, if unusual and intriguing, explanation. He is well-versed in the historical data, but purposely goes beyond it. He reveals many new details and presents some 'old' and known participants of the drama in a whole new way. Yefim's interpretation is a skillful effort and deserves high marks. Many aspects of the relationships between ministers of the Provisionary Government and members of the Bolshevik party are previously unknown, even to me, a keen fan of the literature on the period. I recommend this book without reservation to both history fans and general curious minds alike. Kyle Shostak New York