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5.0 out of 5 stars part of a trilogy.
i've an honours degree in history and so i've read loads of history books that are very dry and boring.

not so this.

best book ive read on russian revolution by far simply due to it being so easy to read. minimum of pretentious scholarly language/jargon.

flew through the 900 odd pages, which...
Published on 24 April 2007 by Andrew Ferguson

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1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful and discredited
The only thing you really need to know about this very long book is that it spends a few paragraphs on the deaths in the First World War, and then forty pages on "The murder of the tsarist royal family". Lenin is shown as a cartoon character who dreamt of tyranny-for-the-fun-of-it since he was a child.

There are many excellent histories of the Russian...
Published on 9 April 2011 by Mr. John Conrad Mullen


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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars part of a trilogy., 24 April 2007
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This review is from: The Russian Revolution (Hardcover)
i've an honours degree in history and so i've read loads of history books that are very dry and boring.

not so this.

best book ive read on russian revolution by far simply due to it being so easy to read. minimum of pretentious scholarly language/jargon.

flew through the 900 odd pages, which is not something you can say about most history books.

middle part of a trilogy by pipes.

if you only get one book on the revolution get this, pipes is baised, but who cares when its this good, after all its history, they are all biased in their own way.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful and discredited, 9 April 2011
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Mr. John Conrad Mullen "johncmullen" (Agen, France) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Russian Revolution 1899 - 1919. (Paperback)
The only thing you really need to know about this very long book is that it spends a few paragraphs on the deaths in the First World War, and then forty pages on "The murder of the tsarist royal family". Lenin is shown as a cartoon character who dreamt of tyranny-for-the-fun-of-it since he was a child.

There are many excellent histories of the Russian Revolution. Historians who themselves are quite conservative have written some good ones. But this one is dishonest propaganda which should never have been published.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent history, 11 Jan 2014
This is a book thats disparaged by those sympathetic to communism. But don't listen to those ideologues, this is the best history of the Russian Revolution. Does it take a dim view of communists, of course, but then a history of the holocaust is bound to take a dim view of the SS but that doesn't make it wrong, quite the opposite a balanced view of these events would be deceitful. So in a nutshell ignore the ideologues who throw around slanders such as debunked or refuted in lieu of proper argument, this is the best history of the Russian Revolution.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book (IHO) about the Russian Revolution (1917), 30 Jan 2011
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M. Michel Davidenkoff (France) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Russian Revolution 1899 - 1919. (Paperback)
Prof.Richard Pipes' book about the Russian Revolution is a classic.
It follows events, as they unfold, sometimes literally from day to day.
It contains also valuable information, which corrects some widespread belifs, e.g.
concerning the origins of the often neglected February Revolution, the first one.
In fact, it was not initiated by the workers, but by the uprising of the St.Petersburg garrison. Etc.Etc.
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