The Russian Revolution from Lenin to Stalin 1917-1929

The Russian Revolution from Lenin to Stalin 1917-1929


By (author) Edward Hallett Carr, By (author) R. W. Davies

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 16mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 3 April 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0333993098
  • ISBN 13: 9780333993095
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 514,797

Product description

E.H. Carr is the acknowledged authority on Soviet Russia. In The Russian Revolution from Lenin to Stalin he provides the student and general reader alike with the insights and knowledge of a lifetime's work. This book, is without doubt, the standard short history of the Russian Revolution and now contains a new introduction by R.W. Davies.

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Author information

E.H. CARR who died in 1982 at the age of ninety was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, UK. His books include International Relations between the Two World Wars 1919-1939, The Twenty Years' Crisis 1919-1939, Nationalism and After, The New Society, What is History?, 1917: Before and After, Michael Bakunin, The Russian Revolution From Lenin to Stalin 1917-1929, the fourteen volume History of Soviet Russia and The Twilight of the Comintern 1930-1935. R.W. DAVIES is Emeritus Professor in the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham.

Review quote

'Not many books about the past illuminate the present, but this is one of them, and it deserves to be widely read.' - Richard Gott, The Guardian 'An astonishing amount of information, and of thought-provoking ideas, is compressed into a remarkably small amount of space...the standard of accuracy and clarity is very high, the style of presentation admirable. The author should - again - be congratulated.' - Alec Nove, New Society 'In this short and lively account he sets down exactly what he thinks took place, with perfect impartiality...there could hardly be a better introduction to one of the principal subjects in current affairs.' -Economist 'Here we have an absolutely first-class work in its own right...Carr will be remembered and consulted as long as his subject remains interesting, which is likely to be for a fair while yet.' - Ken Coates, Tribune 'Every statement, indeed every sentence is based upon a minute, careful and well documented study.' - H.S. Ferns, Birmingham Post

Table of contents

October 1917 The Two Worlds War Communism The Breathing-Space of NEP The New Soviet Order The Scissors Crisis Lenin's Last Days The Rise of Stalin The USSR and the West (1923-1927) The USSR and the East (1923-1927) The Beginnings of Planning The Defeat of the Opposition The Dilemma of Agriculture Growing Pains of Industrialization The First Five-Year Plan The Collectivization of the Peasant Patterns of Dictatorship The USSR and the World (1927-1929) The Revolution in Perspective