Three Whys of Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Three Whys of Russian Revolution
By Richard Pipes

Three Whys of Russian Revolution

By (author) See other recent books by Richard Pipes
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $24.99
Your Price: $22.49 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.12 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Three Whys of Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes

Book Description

It is my considered judgement that, had it not been for the Russian Revolution, there would very likely have been no National Socialism; probably no Second World War and no decolonization; and certainly no Cold War, which one dominated our lives. I will attempt here to distill the essence of my books The Russian Revolution and Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime by raising the three central questions addressed in those volumes: Why did tsarism fall? Why did the Bolsheviks gain power? Why did Stalin succeed Lenin?' Richard Popes, from Three Whys of the Russian Revolution. Arguably the most important event of the twentieth century, the Russian Revolution changed for ever the course of modern history. Due to the Soviet clampdown on archives regarding the Revolution, many aspects of the event have been shrouded in mystery for over seventy years. However, since the collapse of Communism the archival depositories havebeen thrown open to interested parties. The author of several groundbreaking and controversial works on Russian history, Richard Pipes has written an invaluable book for anyone who wishes to understand the complicated events taking place in Russia today.

Buy Three Whys of Russian Revolution book by Richard Pipes from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780712673624
ISBN-10: 0712673628
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 6mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 8-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Customers who bought this also bought...

Books By Author Richard Pipes

State and Revolution by Richard Pipes State and Revolution, Paperback (March 2009)

"The State and Revolution" describes the role that the state plays in society along with the necessity of proletarian revolution. It is regarded as one of Lenin's most important works and much of it forms the basis for today's Marxist thought. This book includes an essay that offers a skeptical critique of the author's arguments and assertions.

Russian Conservatism and Its Critics by Richard Pipes Russian Conservatism and Its Critics, Paperback (July 2007)

Why have Russians chosen unlimited autocracy since the Middle Ages? Why is democracy unable to flourish in Russia? This work is an analysis of Russia's immemorial commitment to the theory and practice of autocracy. It demonstrates why the belief in autocracy remains the most formative and powerful idea in Russia's political history.

VIXI by Richard Pipes VIXI, Paperback (December 2005)

An eminent historian of Russia, Harvard professor, and adviser to the Reagan White House looks back on his own life and on the tumultuous twentieth century.

Degaev Affair by Richard Pipes Degaev Affair, Paperback (May 2005)

The well-known historian Pipes uses previously unexplored Russian archives to draw a brilliant psychological, political, and sociological portrait of Degaev--a committed terrorist in Russia and an admired professor in America. 18 illustrations.

» View all books by Richard Pipes


US Kirkus Review » For those without the energy or leisure to digest Pipes's magisterial history of revolutionary Russia (Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime, 1994; The Russian Revolution, 1990), the author has distilled his arguments concerning several key questions: Why did tsarism fall? Why did the Bolsheviks triumph? Why did Stalin succeed Lenin? The book, based on lectures given at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, has a nicely colloquial feel, clarity, and vigor. At the heart of the answers to the first two questions is Pipes's assertion that, far from being the product of large, impersonal forces of history, the fall of the tsar and the rise to power of the Bolsheviks (in, he reminds us, a coup d'etat largely unsupported by the Russian people) were the result of the old regime's clear failings and Lenin's genius for manipulation and appetite for total power. Stalin succeeded Lenin, Pipes asserts, because Lenin had so successfully suppressed all elements of democracy that no alternatives were possible. There's little new here, but the volume does offer a concise and eminently straightforward summary of current research on the rise and nature of Communism in Russia. (Kirkus Reviews)

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Three Whys of Russian Revolution book by Richard Pipes and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Richard Pipes

In 1981-82 Richard Pipes served as President Reagan's National Security Council advisor on Soviet and East European affairs, and is presently the Baird Professor of History at Harvard University.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Richard Pipes close
State and Revolution by Richard Pipes
Russian Conservatism and Its Critics by Richard Pipes
VIXI by Richard Pipes
Degaev Affair by Richard Pipes
Unknown Lenin by Richard Pipes
Property and Freedom by Richard Pipes
Concise History of the Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes
Formation of the Soviet Union by Richard Pipes
Russia Under the Old Regime by Richard Pipes
Remaking Russia by Richard Pipes
» close