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The Bolsheviks in Power By Alexander Rabinowitch

The Bolsheviks in Power by Alexander Rabinowitch

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Focuses on the fateful first year of Soviet rule in Petrograd. This book examines events that profoundly shaped the Soviet political system that endured through most of the 20th century. It covers issues such as the rapid fall of influential moderate Bolsheviks, the formation of the dreaded Cheka, and the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly.

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The Bolsheviks in Power: The First Year of Soviet Rule in Petrograd by Alexander Rabinowitch

A major contribution to the historiography of the world in the 20th century, "The Bolsheviks in Power" focuses on the fateful first year of Soviet rule in Petrograd. It examines events that profoundly shaped the Soviet political system that endured through most of the 20th century. Drawing largely from previously inaccessible Soviet archives, it demolishes standard interpretations of the origins of Soviet authoritarianism by demonstrating that the Soviet system evolved ad hoc as the Bolsheviks struggled to retain political power amid spiraling political, social, economic, and military crises. The book covers issues such as the rapid fall of influential moderate Bolsheviks, the formation of the dreaded Cheka, the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly, the Red Terror, the national government's flight to Moscow, and the subsequent rivalry between Russia's new and old capitals.

The Bolsheviks in Power Reviews

"An even more impressive and important work than the author's classic study of revolutionary 1917, The Bolsheviks Come to Power. In this book, Rabinowitch has culled an astonishing amount of new information from long closed archives and crafted it into a compelling narrative accessible to specialists and general readers alike. From it emerges a nearly unknown history of people, events, and processes, including the birth of the Soviet political order, that were fateful for Russia and indeed for the world." Stephen F. Cohen, author of Failed Crusade: America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia "Alexander Rabinowitch is the author of the outstanding The Bolsheviks Come to Power... In this follow up volume, The Bolsheviks in Power, Rabinowitch looks at the first year of Soviet power in Petrograd... [here] there is much to challenge the stereotype presented of the Russian Revolution, one which a new generation of anti-capitalists are increasingly questioning."--Socialist Review October 2007

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Bolsheviks and the October Revolution in Petrograd Part I: The Defeat of the Moderates 1 Forming a Government; 2 Rebels into Rulers; 3 Gathering Forces; 4 The Fate of the Constituent Assembly Part II: War or Peace 5 Fighting Lenin; 6 "The Socialist Fatherland Is in Danger"7 An Obscene Peace Part III: Soviet Power on the Brink 8 A Turbulent Spring; 9 Continuing Crises; 10 The Northern Commune and the Bolshevik-Left SR Alliance; 11 The Suicide of the Left SRs; Part IV: Celebration amid Terror 12 The Road to "Red Terror"; 13 The Red Terror in Petrograd; 14 Celebrating "the Greatest Event in the History of the World"; 15 Price of Survival Chronology of Key Events; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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GOR010959554
The Bolsheviks in Power: The First Year of Soviet Rule in Petrograd by Alexander Rabinowitch
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Indiana University Press
2007-12-07
512
0253349435
9780253349439
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