The Russian Revolution

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The Russian Revolution

By Richard Pipes
Knopf, 1990
944 pp. $40.00

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.

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