The Russian Tragedy, by Alexander Berkman

The Russian Tragedy, by Alexander Berkman

The Russian Tragedy, by Alexander Berkman

Published by Phoenix Press in 1986, 93 pages. Paperback (N3868P1)

From the rear side cover: What went wrong in Russia? How did the successful attempt to overthrow the old dictatorship of the Tsarist system only lead to the new dictatorship of the communists? This book is a key work to answering these questions since Berkman supported the revolution... arriving in Russia in 1920. Yet less than two years later he left convinced that the communists had destroyed the social revolution he spent his life fighting for.....

Alexander Berkman (1870-1936) was a leading member of the anarchist movement in the early 20th century. He first achieved notereity in the USA in 1892, when he attempted to assassinate Henry Clay Frick, and though Frick survived the attempt on his life, Berkman served 14 years in prison. After his release from prison, Berkman served as editor of Emma Goldman's anarchist journal, Mother Earth, and he established his own journal, The Blast.

In 1917, Berkman and Goldman were sentenced to two years in jail for conspiracy against the newly instated draft. After their release from prison, they were arrested and deported from the United States - ending up in Russia. Initially supportive of that country's Bolshevik revolution, Berkman quickly voiced his opposition to the Soviet use of violence and the repression of independent voices

Condition of the book is excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover

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