Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921: Signed Edition (Hardback)Antony Beevor (author)
The forging of the Soviet Union recounted in thrilling detail by the celebrated historian and author of Stalingrad, as the Russian Revolution segues into bloody Civil War shaping the tumultuous story of the twentieth century.
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Between 1917 and 1921 a devastating struggle took place in Russia following the collapse of the Tsarist empire. Many regard this savage civil war as the most influential event of the modern era. An incompatible White alliance of moderate socialists and reactionary monarchists stood little chance against Trotsky's Red Army and Lenin's single-minded Communist dictatorship. Terror begat terror, which in turn led to even greater cruelty with man's inhumanity to man, woman and child. The struggle became a world war by proxy as Churchill deployed weaponry and troops from the British empire, while armed forces from the United States, France, Italy, Japan, Poland and Czechoslovakia played rival parts.
Using the most up to date scholarship and archival research, Antony Beevor, author of the acclaimed international bestseller Stalingrad, assembles the complete picture in a gripping narrative that conveys the conflict through the eyes of everyone from the worker on the streets of Petrograd to the cavalry officer on the battlefield and the woman doctor in an improvised hospital.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 41 g
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
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“Infanticide of Democracy”
When I've heard the there's a Beevor coming about Russia I guessed it would be a general effort to describe the overall Russian campaign in the Second or First World Wars. I even thought it could be on their... More
“Harrowing but essential reading.”
This is an astonishing book and as a feat of research alone it is a phenomenal achievement. I suppose that should come as no surprise from a historian of Anthony Beevor's calibre, but his command of this most... More
“Russia and communism have always had the same disregard for human life”
Illustrates how little regard Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin had for the people. Mass starvation as a result of collectivisation programme, much of it in Ukraine. Realise how much Putin, with his communist upbringing,... More
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