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The October Revolution
The October Revolution
By Roy A. Medvedev
Columbia University Press, 1979, 232 pp

Roy Medvedev, who continues to publish abroad while living and writing in the U.S.S.R., reinterprets the events and the meaning of the upheaval of 1917-18. The Soviet establishment will condemn the book, but Western historians should find its scholarship praiseworthy and its conclusions food for reasoned discussion.