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The Russian Revolution, 1917 (New Approaches to European History #18)

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Combining his own long term study of the revolution with the best of contemporary scholarship. Rex Wade presents a revised and expanded account of one of the pivotal events of modern history in this second edition. Within an overall narrative that provides a clear description of the 1917 revolution, he introduces several new approaches on its political history and complexi ...more
Hardcover, 347 pages
Published June 6th 2005 by Cambridge University Press (first published 2000)
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Casey Wellock
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second best book I've read that gives an overview of the Russian Revolution. I've read way too many books on this, so that is high praise. Sheila Fitzpatrick gets the one spot, but Wade dominates without question. Ending the book with the dispersal of the Constituent Assembly is righteous. That is the beginning of the end of democracy in Russia. Wade's take on Lenin offers a bit of a contrast to people like Lars Lih. He chooses to emphasize the power hungry, violent, centralizing Len ...more
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