Written in 1918, this volume attempts to give an un-biased account of the Russian Revolution and what it stood for, by asking to what extent the Revolution was the result of the War and how far the struggle for peace which followed the Revolution was inherent in it. It discusses whether or not the peace policy of the revolutionary democracy expressed the true purpose of Russia at the time or were the soviets really alien to the people and to the Revolution. It also questions whether the disintegration of Russia and the dissolution of the Russian Army inevitable.
Part 1: Introductory 1. The Revolution and the Allies 2. Shirking the Truth Part 2: The Disorganisation of Industry 3. The Economic Isolation of Russia 4. The Exhaustion of Russia 5. The Mobilisation of Industry 6. The Revolution and the Exhaustion of Industry 7. The Disorganisation of Agriculture 8. Speculation and Profiteering Part 3: Disintegration of the Russian Army 9. The Russian Soldier 10. The Army and the War 11. The Process of Disintegration 12. The Army and the Revolution Part 4: The Revolution 13. The People 14. The Government 15. The Clash 16. The Great Triumph Part 5: The Struggle for Peace 17. The Revolutionary Democracy 18. The Provisional Government 19. The Allies 20. The Coalition Government 21. The Offensive and Disaster