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Re: Russian Civil War bibliography

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:06 pm
by stockwellpete
Coming soon and looking to be very interesting . . .

http://www.casematepublishing.co.uk/ind ... lenin.html

Re: Russian Civil War Bibliography

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:18 pm
by stockwellpete
ERISS wrote:I often refer to this Trotsky writings, mainly this excerpt [that I edited a little to be more readable], when I say that he saw the stalinism in leninism, 31 years after Bakunin already did saw it in marxism:

Leon Trotsky
Our Political Tasks
(1904) . . .

Bottom of: http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1904/tasks/ch03.htm


I don't wish to enter into a discussion about this in the Bibliographic thread but just to say that the erroneous idea that "What is to be Done?" proves that Leninism inevitably led to Stalinism is dealt with in detail (demolished actually) in Marcel Liebman's "Leninism under Lenin" in the section dealing with Bolshevism in the 1905 revolution (pp 29-53).

http://www.merlinpress.co.uk/acatalog/L ... LENIN.html

Re: Russian Civil War bibliography

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:33 pm
by stockwellpete
Nikolai Sukhanov's memoirs "The Russian Revolution 1917: A Personal Record". He was a Social Revolutionary who joined the Mensheviks in 1917 and he provided a very honest account of the revolutionary period.

WH Chamberlin's two volumes of the "Russian Revolution" (1935) are still worth reading. He was in Russia at the time of the revolution as a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor. Excellent stuff.

Two books by Arthur Ransome "Six Weeks in Russia, 1919" and "The Crisis in Russia 1920" are also interesting.

Re: Russian Civil War bibliography

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:44 pm
by JayR
stockwellpete wrote:Nikolai Sukhanov's memoirs "The Russian Revolution 1917: A Personal Record". He was a Social Revolutionary who joined the Mensheviks in 1917 and he provided a very honest account of the revolutionary period.

WH Chamberlin's two volumes of the "Russian Revolution" (1935) are still worth reading. He was in Russia at the time of the revolution as a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor. Excellent stuff.

Two books by Arthur Ransome "Six Weeks in Russia, 1919" and "The Crisis in Russia 1920" are also interesting.


Thanks for the recommendations stockwell, really enjoying them. Keep them coming.

Re: Russian Civil War bibliography

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:47 am
by stockwellpete
This looks good. An account of the life of a Bolshevik oppositionist who eventually perished in Stalin's purges.

http://socialistreview.org.uk/417/alexa ... -bolshevik

Re: Russian Civil War bibliography

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:52 am
by stockwellpete
And I found this at the back of my cupboard the other day - "Lenin: The Novel" by Alan Brian, which was written in 1987. First class novel if I recall correctly and candidate to be read again this centenary year! :D

Re: Russian Civil War bibliography

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:16 am
by stockwellpete
Three books that celebrate the centenary of the Russian Revolution on October 25 . . ,

China Mieville: October: The Story of the Russian Revolution, 2017
Tariq Ali: The Dilemmas of Lenin, 2017
Neil Faulkner: A People's History of the Russian Revolution, 2017

Re: Russian Civil War bibliography

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:08 pm
by Nikel
And more related books from this year:

Engelstein, Russia in Flames.

Brenton (editor), Was revolution inevitable?

McMeekin, The Russian Revolution.

Service. The last of the Tsars.

Buttar. Splintered empires. The 4th book of an Osprey series on the Eastern front.

Figes. A People's Tragedy centenary edition. Reedition of the same 90s book, just with a new introduction.

Re: Russian Civil War bibliography

Posted: Sat May 05, 2018 9:42 am
by Nikel
Also revised and enlarged for the centenary.

This is considered, I believe, the best reference on this particular topic:

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa

The February Revolution, Petrograd, 1917. The End of the Tsarist Regime and the Birth of Dual Power


https://brill.com/abstract/title/21379


Includes one of the best maps of Petrograd in 1917

https://books.google.es/books?id=xDE9Dw ... &q&f=false

Re: Russian Civil War bibliography

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 12:31 pm
by ERISS
Or this, if you want to keep it:
https://books.google.es/books/content?i ... SAA&w=1280
I don't add the caption, for this link should already not be very legal (the Nikel' is good).

Re: Russian Civil War bibliography

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:22 pm
by Nikel
Also republished with a new introduction.

The Bolsheviks Come to Power. The Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd.
by Alexander Rabinowitch.


https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/99 ... e-to-power