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The Resource Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 : a history, Orlando Figes

Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 : a history, Orlando Figes

Label
Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 : a history
Title
Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Orlando Figes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Presenting a new perspective on the Russian Revolution, a noted historian traces three generational phases to show how the revolution, while it changed in form and character, retained the same idealistic goals throughout
  • In this elegant and incisive account, Orlando Figes offers an illuminating new perspective on the Russian Revolution. While other historians have focused their examinations on the cataclysmic years immediately before and after 1917, Figes shows how the revolution, while it changed in form and character, nevertheless retained the same idealistic goals throughout, from its origins in the famine crisis of 1891 until its end with the collapse of the Soviet regime in 1991. Figes traces three generational phases: Lenin and the Bolsheviks, who set the pattern of destruction and renewal until their demise in the terror of the 1930s; the Stalinist generation, promoted from the lower classes, who created the lasting structures of the Soviet regime and consolidated its legitimacy through victory in war; and the generation of 1956, shaped by the revelations of Stalin's crimes and committed to "making the Revolution work" to remedy economic decline and mass disaffection. Until the very end of the Soviet system, its leaders believed they were carrying out the revolution Lenin had begun. With the authority and distinctive style that have marked his magisterial histories, Figes delivers an accessible and paradigm-shifting reconsideration of one of the defining events of the twentieth century. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Figes, Orlando
Dewey number
947.084
Index
index present
LC call number
DK43
LC item number
.F54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Insurgency
  • Revolutions
  • Revolutions
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
  • Insurgency
  • Revolutions
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
  • URSS
  • Parti ouvrier social-démocrate russe (bolchévique)
  • Russie
  • Stalinisme
  • Russie
  • Russie
  • Russie
  • Kommunism
  • Sovjetunionen
  • Ryssland
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Label
Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 : a history, Orlando Figes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The start -- The "dress rehearsal" -- Last hopes -- War and revolution -- The February Revolution -- Lenin's revolution -- Civil War and the making of the Soviet system -- Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin -- The revolution's golden age? -- The great break -- Stalin's crisis -- Communism in retreat? -- The great terror -- Revolution for export -- War and revolution -- Revolution and Cold War -- The beginning of the end -- Mature socialism -- The last bolshevik -- Judgement
Control code
ocn862575182
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780141043678
Lccn
2013042580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023526052
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805091311
  • (OCoLC)862575182
Label
Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 : a history, Orlando Figes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The start -- The "dress rehearsal" -- Last hopes -- War and revolution -- The February Revolution -- Lenin's revolution -- Civil War and the making of the Soviet system -- Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin -- The revolution's golden age? -- The great break -- Stalin's crisis -- Communism in retreat? -- The great terror -- Revolution for export -- War and revolution -- Revolution and Cold War -- The beginning of the end -- Mature socialism -- The last bolshevik -- Judgement
Control code
ocn862575182
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780141043678
Lccn
2013042580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023526052
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805091311
  • (OCoLC)862575182

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