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Russia under the Bolshevik Regime, 1919-1924 - Richard Pipes

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Continuing and concluding "The Russian Revolution", and completing the trilogy begun with "Russia under the Old Regime", this book however, stand on its own. It deals with the attempts of the Bolsheviks to defend and expand their authority from the Great Russian base which they had conquered in the winter of 1917-18 to the borderlands of the defunct Russian Empire and beyond, to the rest of the world. By the autumn of 1920 it became apparent that these efforts would not succeed, and that the new regime had to concentrate on building a communist state at home. The closing part of the book deal with the crises this unexpected development caused Russia's new rulers. In addition, the author discusses Communist cultural and religious policies. By treating these and other topics usually ignored by historians, the author seeks to fulfil the promise given in the introduction to "The Russian Revolution" to look beyond the struggle for power which is commonly seen as the quintessence of the Revolution, to its makers' designs and to their uses of that power. The book concludes with the death of Lenin in January 1924, by which time all the institutions and nearly all the practices of the future Stalinism were in place.
A paperback book in good to very good condition. There is bumping at the top end of the spine. The top of the front cover has shelfwear. The bottom corner is bumped and there is a slight crease lengthways down the front cover. The bottom of the back cover and a number of pages has been bent outwards. The top and fore edges of the text block have some staining.

Item details

Author(s):
Pipes, Richard
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First UK edition 1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0002720884
ISBN-13:
9780002720885
Number of pages:
587
Publisher:
Harvill
Title:
Russia under the Bolshevik Regime, 1919-1924

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Continuing and concluding "The Russian Revolution", and completing the trilogy begun with "Russia under the Old Regime", this book however, stand on its own. It deals with the attempts of the Bolsheviks to defend and expand their authority from the Great Russian base which they had conquered in the winter of 1917-18 to the borderlands of the defunct Russian Empire and beyond, to the rest of the world. By the autumn of 1920 it became apparent that these efforts would not succeed, and that the new regime had to concentrate on building a communist state at home. The closing part of the book deal with the crises this unexpected development caused Russia's new rulers. In addition, the author discusses Communist cultural and religious policies. By treating these and other topics usually ignored by historians, the author seeks to fulfil the promise given in the introduction to "The Russian Revolution" to look beyond the struggle for power which is commonly seen as the quintessence of the Revolution, to its makers' designs and to their uses of that power. The book concludes with the death of Lenin in January 1924, by which time all the institutions and nearly all the practices of the future Stalinism were in place.
A paperback book in good to very good condition. There is bumping at the top end of the spine. The top of the front cover has shelfwear. The bottom corner is bumped and there is a slight crease lengthways down the front cover. The bottom of the back cover and a number of pages has been bent outwards. The top and fore edges of the text block have some staining.

Author(s):
Pipes, Richard
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First UK edition 1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0002720884
ISBN-13:
9780002720885
Number of pages:
587
Publisher:
Harvill
Title:
Russia under the Bolshevik Regime, 1919-1924

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