The Russian Revolution is undeniably one of the great events in human history. The books in this set:
- Contain little-known details which help make the events more intelligible.
- Discuss the events which gave rise to the Russian Revolution and finally resulted in Russia’s political, economic and military collapse by placing the events against their social and political background and examining the historical influences which affected social conditions.
- Exhume the autobiographies written by the men whose actions and ideas moulded events, which allow the reader to appreciate more accurately the role played by each of the protagonists in preparing and carrying out the Revolution.
- Analyse Russia’s economy in the decade preceding the outbreak of the First World War and again in the early twentieth century. They cover trade, finance, transport, industry and agriculture and serve as a guide to assessing Soviet Russia’s internal economic problems against the country’s historical background.
Table of Contents
1. The Soviet Revolution, 1917-1939 Raphael Rein Abramovich and Sidney Hook Sidney 2. Russia & the Struggle for Peace Michael S. Farbman 3. From Autocracy to Bolshevism Baron P. Graevenitz 4. Makers of the Russian Revolution Georges Haupt and Jean Jacques Marie 5. Bolshevism and the Labour Movement Robert Hunter 6. The Economic Development of Russia, 1905-1914 Margaret Miller 7. Agricultural Russia on the Eve of the Revolution George Pavlovsky 8. Witnesses to the Russian Revolution Roger Pethybridge 9. Millenarian bolshevism, 1900-1920 David G. Rowley 10. The Moscow uprising of December, 1905 Joseph L. Sanders 11. The Central Workers' Circle of St. Petersburg, 1889-1894 Michael Share 12. The Decline of Imperial Russia, 1855-1914 Hugh Seton-Watson 13. An ideology in Power Bertram D. Wolfe