Originally published in 1931 this volume is a level-headed account of the Bolshevik Revolution and Bolshevist Russia which covers the whole ground of the Revolution, the early history of Bolshevism and the state of Russia in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Based on two visits by the author to Russia, the book presents a picture in which real problems are set against an historical background, examining life under Bolshevism and examining it as a working system.
'In its unassuming way, Mr. Loder's book is a model of its kind.' Economist
'A book on Russia that can be commended without qualification…' Sunday Times
Part 1: The Revolution in Outline 1. The Autocracy in Decay 2. The 'February' Revolution 3. The 'October' Revolution 4. The Civil War 5. Reconstruction Part 2: Round the Soviet Union 6. The Incidentals of Travel 7. Life in the Capitals 8. Glimpses of the Provinces i) the Urals and Siberia 9. Glimpses of the Provinces ii) The Volga and the Caucasus 10. Glimpses of the Provinces iii) The Black Sea and the Ukraine Part 3: Bolshevism in Action 11. The Communist Dictatorship 12. Government by Propaganda 13. The Five Year Plan and Production 14. The Five Year Plan and the Standards of Life and Labour 15. Will Bolshevism Last? 16. Bolshevism Contra Mundum. Appendix: The Political Organization of the USSR