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  • Author:
    Alexander Rabinowitch
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    0393055868
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    978-0393055863
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    W W Norton & Co Inc; 1 edition (October 1, 1976)
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    393 pages
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Alexander Rabinowitch. First published in 1976 by . Norton and Company, New York.

By the Same Author PRELUDE TO REVOLUTION The Petrograd Bolsheviks and the July 1917 Uprising. The Revo lution of 1917 in P etrograd ALEXANDER RABINOWITCH. w. Norton & Company. Bibliography: p. Includes index.

The best book on the 1917 revolution-a seminal study' STEPHEN F. .Surely, then, the October revolution of 1917 in Petrograd was one of th. COHEN, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY. Alexander Rabinowitch. THE. и ж а. л ш ш па та тяж. СОМЕ ТО POWER. The Revolution of lgi? in Petrograd. At another level, the Bolsheviks coming to power marked the start of a gigantic, although ultimately failed, experiment in egalitarian socialism of worldwide impact in the near term and of enduring global interest. Surely, then, the October revolution of 1917 in Petrograd was one of the seminal events, and arguably, the single most important historical development, of the twentieth century.

The Bolsheviks Come to Power: The Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd by Alexander Rabinowitch Paperback .

Only 13 left in stock (more on the way). It is a history full of heroes, fools, and fanatics, yet recounted in a sober and nonjudgmental manner, a labor of love, over two decades in the making, the work of a skilled and devoted craftsman.

In this absorbing narrative, Alexander Rabinowitch counters the claims by mainstream historians that the revolution was a military coup led by Lenin and a small band of fanatics. He refutes the Soviet myth that the party's triumph in the October Revolution was inevitable, and explains the ebbs and flows of the revolutionary period, tracing the moods of the working class and the political positions of the Bolsheviks at different historical moments, including the immediate aftermath of the February Revolution, the July Days, the Kornilov affair, and up to and including.

This sequel to Prelude to Revolution (1968) begins with the period of intense repression in Russia following the July 1917 popular upsurge, which the Bolsheviks had not endorsed. The inability of moderate socialists to mobilize the population enabled the Bolsheviks to gain strength within the workers' and soldiers' soviet groupings, which remained incensed at the pro-war policy of the Kerensky government. Stressing the Bolsheviks' internal struggles, the author shows that Lenin began in late September to turn his party into an instrument for seizing power-rather than a de facto. He has written extensively on early Soviet history

Alexander Rabinowitch. He has written extensively on early Soviet history. His book, The Bolsheviks Come to Power: The Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd, was the second work ever written by a Western historian to be published in the Soviet Union.

It is fascinating to read the detail of how much the Bolsheviks were actually being pushed from below, from the Petrograd workers and garrison soldiers.

Documents the collapse of the Kerensky government, the abortive July uprising, General Kornilov's unsuccessful coup attempt, and the strategies and tactics of Lenin that led to the Bolsheviks' establishment of a Communist government

MisTereO
This is my third copy. I work it. If you are interested in an accurate historical account of the Bolsheviks in 1917 then this is the book.
Daigami
The definitive from-the-ground-up look at 1917. Great antidote to the standard versions of Conquest, Applebaum & the whole professional anti-Communist racket. Shows that the Bolsheviks had the backing of the workers and the soldiers in October. Rather detailed it is true, not a beginners book perhaps yet contains fascinating personality portraits, funny & revealing anecdotes. If you are interested in this subject at all, a must read.
Kage
This is a highly detailed account of the rise of the Bolshevik party in Petrograd after the initial overthrow of the Czar in 1917. This volume demonstrates the repeated attempts of Kerensky's provisional government to block the development of Socialism in Russia. Rabinowitch paints a picture of the Bolsheviks in striking contrast to the conventional view; far from being an elitist party of authoritarian leaders who organized an unwarranted coup in Petrograd, the Bolsheviks were in fact a highly nuanced party which rode the wave of a rising revolutionary proletariat. Lenin's attunement to working class consciousness in the months to the October Revolution was perhaps the primary strength of the Bolshevik leadership. Aside from Rabinowitch's terribly awkward prose style, this is an excellent reversal of a commonly accepted narrative.
LadyShlak
As one who has read works of those Americans that were there during the October Revolution, e.g. John Reed. Rabinowitch paints a picture without observance of the 1861 emancipation of serfs in Russia. Without consideration of oligarchy revolution of 1905. Rabinowitch ignores the fact that Russian Empire was the greatest military on the globe and when the Reds took over it meant that Russia backed out of the War. The United States was offended by this betrayal.