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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.