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War and Revolution in Russia, 1914-22
The Collapse of Tsarism and the Establishment of Soviet Power
 
 
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07 Dec 2012
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The First World War unleashed a powerful, transforming, destructive storm across the European continent. Its consequences were felt as harshly in Russia as anywhere else in the world. A spiral of chaos and violence erupted, continuing to reign throughout years of revolution and civil war.

Leading expert Christopher Read presents a cutting-edge, highly readable introduction to Russia's crisis years. Read synthesises a wealth of newly available material and treats the period 1914-22 as a whole in order to contextualise and better understand the events of 1917 and their impact. As he examines the multiple revolutions, Read asks how and why the Bolsheviks were able to survive the storm, eventually taking over the world's largest country.


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The First World War unleashed a powerful, transforming, destructive storm across the European continent. Its consequences were felt as harshly in Russia as anywhere else in the world. A spiral of chaos and violence erupted, continuing to reign throughout years of revolution and civil war.

Leading expert Christopher Read presents a cutting-edge, highly readable introduction to Russia's crisis years. Read synthesises a wealth of newly available material and treats the period 1914-22 as a whole in order to contextualise and better understand the events of 1917 and their impact. As he examines the multiple revolutions, Read asks how and why the Bolsheviks were able to survive the storm, eventually taking over the world's largest country.


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Contents

Preface
Into the Storm: Russia Enters the Twentieth Century
An Empire Collapses: August 1914 – February 1917
The Deepening Revolution: February to July 1917
The Counter-Revolution Organizes: July to end of August 1917
Bolshevism Triumphant: September to October 1917
The First Civil War: October 1917 – March/April 1918
Experiencing Civil War: April 1918 to March 1921
The Emergence of Bolshevik Order: Spring 1918 to March 1921
The End of the Revolution?: January 1921 to December 1922
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index


Authors

CHRISTOPHER READ is Professor of Twentieth-Century European History at the University of Warwick, UK.