The Bolshevik Revolution, 1917-1923. Volume I

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The Bolshevik Revolution, 1917-1923. Volume I

By Edward Hallett Carr
Macmillan, 1951
430 pp. $5.00

This ambitious and detailed study by a well-known British scholar is planned as the introductory volume to a history of Soviet Russia. Analytical rather than narrative, it is primarily concerned with the means and instruments by which the Bolsheviks seized and maintained power. Criticism has been made of the author's too exclusive employment of Soviet sources and a perhaps consequent tendency to see the opposition movements as ineffective stragglers off the highroad of history.

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