The Bolsheviks Come to Power - The Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd

The Bolsheviks Come to Power - The Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd

By Alexander Rabinowitch

Published by Pluto Press in 2004, 393 pages. Paperback (N5458WSOU14)

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This book has been described as one of the fullest and most reliable accounts of the Bolshevik seizure of power. It is undoubtedly a detailed and well documented history, and is a must read for anyone interested in or studying the Russian Revolution. Chapters include:

  • The July Uprising
  • The Bolsheviks Under Fire
  • Petrograd During the Reaction
  • The Ineffectiveness of Repression
  • The Bolshevik Resurgence
  • The Rise of Kornilov
  • Kornilov Versus Kerensky
  • The Bolsheviks and Kornilov's defeat
  • The question of a new government
  • All power to the Soviets!
  • lenin's campaign for an insurrection
  • Obstacles to an uprising
  • The garrison crisis and the military revolutionary committee
  • The bolsheviks come to power

One reviewer wrote: It is one of the most important books on the Russian Revolution of 1917 to appear in many years. It is revisionist scholarship in the best and truest sense. Both political and social history, it greatly expands on our detailed knowledge of the turbulent events of that year, while deepening and revising our understanding of the Bolshevik Party and the social factors that brought it to power

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