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The Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution
By Richard Pipes
Knopf, 1990, 944 pp.

An old Communist, who was active in Comintern Far Eastern activities in the 1920's but who broke with the party in 1928, has compiled his observations--written between 1937 and 1947--on the nature of the Russian Revolution and Soviet policy. The book is informative, especially for the early years, but in many respects is confusing and contradictory in outlook.