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The Russian Revolution : a new history, Sean McMeekin

Label
The Russian Revolution : a new history
Title
The Russian Revolution
Title remainder
a new history
Statement of responsibility
Sean McMeekin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Russian Revolution, historian Sean McMeekin traces the origins and events of the Russian Revolution, which brought an end to Romanov rule and ushered the Bolsheviks into power. Between the dawn of the 20th century and 1920, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation, the effects of which would reverberate throughout the world for decades to come. At the turn of the century, the Russian economy, which still trailed behind Britain, France, Germany, and the U.S., was growing by about 10% annually, and its population had reached 150 million. But by 1920, a new regime was in place, the country was in desperate financial straits, and between 20 and 25 million Russians had died during the Revolution and the Civil War, the Red Terror, and the economic collapse that followed. Still, Bolshevik power remained intact through a remarkable combination of military prowess, violent terror tactics, and the bumbling failures of their opposition. And as McMeekin shows, they were aided at nearly every step by countries like Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland who sought to benefit--politically and economically--from the chaotic changes overtaking the country"--
Summary
Discusses how the Russian Revolution changed the course of world history in the early part of the 20th century, describing how the Bolsheviks came into power, ending Romanov rule and killing over 20 million Russians in the process
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10565385
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DLC
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1974-
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McMeekin, Sean
Dewey number
947.084/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DK265
LC item number
.M3745 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Revolution (Soviet Union : 1917-1921)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
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a new history
Label
The Russian Revolution : a new history, Sean McMeekin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-420) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The blood of a peasant -- I. The twilight of the Romanovs -- The old regime, and its enemies -- 1905: shock to the system -- The fragile giant: Tsarist Russia on the precipice of war -- Russia's war: 1914-1916 -- II. 1917: a false dawn -- Full of fight -- A break in the weather -- Army in the balance -- The German gambit -- Twilight of the liberals -- Kerensky's moment -- III. Hostile takeover -- Lenin shows his hand -- Army on the brink -- Red October -- General strike -- Ceasefire -- Russia at low ebb -- Reprieve -- IV. The Bolsheviks in power -- War communism -- Red on white -- The Communist International -- The ides of March -- "Turn gold into bread": famine and the war on the church -- Rapallo -- Epilogue: the specter of Communism
Control code
1798254
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxi, 445 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465039906
Lccn
2016058361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465039906
  • (OCoLC)960294645
Label
The Russian Revolution : a new history, Sean McMeekin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-420) 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
Prologue: The blood of a peasant -- I. The twilight of the Romanovs -- The old regime, and its enemies -- 1905: shock to the system -- The fragile giant: Tsarist Russia on the precipice of war -- Russia's war: 1914-1916 -- II. 1917: a false dawn -- Full of fight -- A break in the weather -- Army in the balance -- The German gambit -- Twilight of the liberals -- Kerensky's moment -- III. Hostile takeover -- Lenin shows his hand -- Army on the brink -- Red October -- General strike -- Ceasefire -- Russia at low ebb -- Reprieve -- IV. The Bolsheviks in power -- War communism -- Red on white -- The Communist International -- The ides of March -- "Turn gold into bread": famine and the war on the church -- Rapallo -- Epilogue: the specter of Communism
Control code
1798254
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxi, 445 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465039906
Lccn
2016058361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465039906
  • (OCoLC)960294645

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