A Concise History of the Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes

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The author of the classic two-volume study, The Russian Revolution and Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime, now distills those works into an authoritative new chronicle of Russia between 1900 and the death of Lenin. "A deep and eloquent condemnation."--The New York Times.


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Richard Pipes, Baird Professor of History, Emeritus, at Harvard University, is the author of numerous books and essays, including The Russian Revolution, Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime, and Property and Freedom. In 1981-82 he served as the Director of East European and Soviet Affairs on the National Security Council, and in 1992 he was an expert witness in the Russian Constitutional Court's trial against the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Chesham, New Hampshire.
 
Published April 27, 2011 by Vintage. 464 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Harvard historian Pipes emphasizes that the Russian Revolution of October 1917 was actually a coup d'etat, a seizing of power by a tightly organized conspiracy, carried out with a show of mass partici

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Distilled from his previous books, Pipes's narrative examines both the revolution itself and its negative repercussions for Russian society. (Dec.)

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Harvard historian Pipes emphasizes that the Russian Revolution of October 1917 was actually a coup d'etat, a seizing of power by a tightly organized conspiracy, carried out with a show of mass participation but with almost no mass involvement.

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Distilled from his previous books, Pipes's narrative examines both the revolution itself and its negative repercussions for Russian society. (Dec.)

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Harvard history professor and noted sovietologist Richard Pipes may aspire to objectivity in "A Concise History of the Russian Revolution," but his reading of Russia between 1900 and 1924 is decidedly conservative, an undisguised attempt to counter and correct the interpretations of left-leaning ...

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