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The Russian Revolution: A Beginner's Guide
1917: the year a series of rebellions toppled three centuries of autocratic rule and placed a group of political radicals in charge of a world power. Here, suddenly, was the first modern socialist state, “a kingdom more bright that any heaven had to offer”. But the dream was short-lived, bringing in its wake seventy years of conflict and instability that nearly ended in ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 6th 2014 by Oneworld Publications
(first published February 6th 2014)
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I was working on a history assignment about the Russian revolution when I first bought this book. I thought it would be a good idea to get a small book that is meant to be an easy guide for beginners - not that it was that easy. I was confused sometimes and had to research some issues/terms before moving on. Obviously this was my first time reading a book about the Russian revolution, so I still have a long way. The book does provide some interesting details (that I never knew when I was doing ...more
Abraham Ascher is Distinguished emeritus Professor of History at the Graduate School of the city University of New York. A highly respected scholar, he is the recipient of numerous awards, and the author of seven books and over thirty articles.More about Abraham Ascher...