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The Russian Revolution: A Beginner's Guide

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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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Aug 20, 2014 Meena Al-Obaydi rated it really liked it
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
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Concise description of the events, some interesting facts (little known to those who learned history from the books at schools of the former Soviet Union). The analysis of the events is limited and superficial.
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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.
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