Table of Contents … View or download all content the institution has subscribed to. In The Russian Revolution, historian Sean McMeekin traces the origins and events of the Russian Revolution, which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and changed the course of world history. Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now. The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908-1923 Starting at $2.17. Paperback. . ; 9781784782771, £18.99 (hbk) Section: Reviewed by: Willie Thompson, South Shields, UK. ; 9780465039906, $30.00 (hbk); 9780465094974, $19.99 (ebook) October: The Story of the Russian Revolution TThere are better histories of the Russian Revolution imaginable, but this is the best new one. List Price: 19.99* * Individual store prices may vary. Lenin was terribly lucky in his enemies, which was unlucky for the 25 million Russians who died as a result of his coming to lower instead of a Constitutional Romanov monarchy. The theory of "German Gold" goes back to the Right Wing Newspapers during the time of the revolution. ISBN-13: 9781781259023. Access to society journal content varies across our titles. Create a link to share a read only version of this article with your colleagues and friends. Other Editions of This Title: Digital Audiobook (7/2/2017) Hardcover (5/30/2017) MP3 CD (7/3/2017) Compact Disc (7/3/2017) Compact Disc (7/3/2017) Description . Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. McMeekin’s history, by contrast, is … A well written and fascinating read. In his most recent book, he presents a "new history" of the Russian Revolution to take advantage of the opening up of state archives following 1990. The book does a wonderful job of explaining the history of the Russian Revolutions of 1917 - debunking many of the myths about the causes and consequences of the Revolution. Sean McMeekin, Professor of History at Bard College, argues that the Russian Revolution(s) of 1917 are misunderstood in the West because we have been influenced by the many accounts (such as Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed) that examine the upheaval using the concepts and the vocabulary of Marxist sociology and economics. The Russian Revolution . His fresh perspective on the Revolution stabs at the myths and legends of a seminal moment in modern history, and his take on the military situation for Russia in 1917 is extremely well-written. The Red Terror had been aimed at "class enemies"; the Civil War was a struggle against "imperialists and White Guards." The basic … "In The Russian Revolution, historian Sean McMeekin traces the origins and events of the Russian Revolution, which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and changed the course of world history. Start by marking “The Russian Revolution: A New History” as Want to Read: Error rating book. The Russian Revolution: A New History (Paperback) By Sean McMeekin. Description. Between 1917 and 1922, Russia underwent a complete and … Taking advantage of the collapse of the Tsarist regime in the middle of World War I, the Bolsheviks … Get this from a library! ISBN-13: 9781478995517. In The Russian Revolution, acclaimed historian Sean … Basic Books. Between 1900 and 1920, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation: by the end of these two decades, a new regime was in place, the economy had … The Russian Revolution was a period of political and social revolution across the territory of the Russian Empire, commencing with the abolition of the monarchy in 1917 and concluding in 1923 with the Bolshevik establishment of the Soviet Union at the end of the Civil War. Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now . The Russian Revolution: A New History by Sean McMeekin / 2017 / English / EPUB. McMeekin is a professor at Bard College and this author does not speak well for this school's level of scholarship. 2017, Audiobook CD. The definitive, single-volume history of the Russian Revolution, from an award-winning scholarIn The Russian Revolution, acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin traces the events which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced Communism to the world. The author quite properly shows sufficient evidence to make the case that the bulk of the Russian military was still intact when events spiraled out of control in Petrograd in February, 1917. 388. Review by Jacob Bruggeman. The result is a revealing book that shows just how contingent the events of 1917-1918 were, raising issues of how the world might have developed differently has the reign of Nicholas taken different turns (with Rasputin among others) or had the socialists of the February revolution, especially Kerensky, made different choices when it was their turn to move. The Russian Revolution : A New History, by Sean McMeekin, is an interesting book chronicling the Russian Revolution from onset to about the 1920's, or the end of the Civil War. Between 1900 and 1920, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation: by the end of these two decades, a new regime was in place, the economy had … His recent books on the run up to WW1 and the end of the Ottoman Empire are really well done. The takeover of an entire nation by a shameless huckster supported by a hostile foreign power. Lenin merely had to cash in the check handed him by others. The Russian revolution : a new history. Even though the Bolsheviks did not have the maj. An enlightening account of the Russian revolution, written succinctly but with enough detail to provide clear understanding of the events. Other Editions of This Title: Digital Audiobook (7/2/2017) Hardcover (5/30/2017) MP3 CD (7/3/2017) Compact Disc (7/3/2017) Compact Disc (7/3/2017) Description . And the revolution was The Russian Revolution was more than the Bolsheviks, more than Lenin - even if the latter were its ultimate beneficiaries - and the documentary record of the time more than substantiates this. Cover photos: Lenin and Trotsky at the second anniversary celebration of the October Revolution in 1919; The October Revolution. In The Russian Revolution, historian Sean McMeekin traces the origins and events of the Russian Revolution, which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and changed the course of world history.Between 1900 and 1920, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation: by the end of these two decades, a new regime was in place, the economy had … If you love mysteries and thrillers, get ready for dozens... To see what your friends thought of this book, shorter than I expected (there are 150 pages of notes, references etc) but captivating like a page turner novel; the main thrust (argued well) is how preparing for 1917, Russia was actually very well positioned to defeat the Central powers who were the ones on the verge of meltdown, but a weak Tsar with no inner circle worth mentioning and reeling from Rasputin's assassination in December 1916, talkative but ineffective politicians, able to stir trouble but ultimately not to control it, and gene, shorter than I expected (there are 150 pages of notes, references etc) but captivating like a page turner novel; the main thrust (argued well) is how preparing for 1917, Russia was actually very well positioned to defeat the Central powers who were the ones on the verge of meltdown, but a weak Tsar with no inner circle worth mentioning and reeling from Rasputin's assassination in December 1916, talkative but ineffective politicians, able to stir trouble but ultimately not to control it, and generals who thought that staying out of "politics" is part of their job, led to the February Revolution and the provisional government and then the Germans made their move sending Lenin (and others) with a ton of money to disrupt it; with a clear eye on power at all costs and with a clear idea - transforming the "imperialist war" in civil war to destroy society and remake it in his vision, Lenin was unrelenting in the pursuit of power and despite missteps and internal opposition from most other Bolshevik leaders who actually living in Russia, thought Lenin's ideas crazy, the combination of self-destruction from various politicians that led the provisional government, Lenin's ability to pay agitators with German money to destabilize the front and the general war wariness of the peasant soldiers (obviously not knowing that Lenin would first send them back to fight an even more gruesome war against all opposition and then to destroy the villages and take the land and the food until he was forced to temporary retreat from maximalist socialism with the NEP) allowed him to eventually take power fairly easily in October 1917 and then by surrendering to the Germans at Brest Litovsk in early 1918 to insure the survival of his regime. Sean McMeekin . Note: This review is by my husband Jim. Mark D. Steinberg’s new book, The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921, is a history of the Russian Revolution as an effusion of experiences.The years of the revolution, delineated by Steinberg as 1905 – 1921, compose a period of multi-national and … There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Russian Revolution : a new history. Between 1900 and 1920, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation: by the end of these two decades, a new regime was in place, the economy had colla The author delivers up the old anti-Bolshevik canards in circulation since July, 1917, echoing his mentor Richard Pipes that it was just a "Bolshevik coup," a national security matter that could have been taken care of with manly military fortitude on Kerensky's part. Both go to great lengths to underscore how good the prospects were for the ancient regimes of Russia and France, if only they'd been allowed time to reform themselves gradually. The Russian Revolution: A New History. But, the narrator was rather dull. I am currently very focused on the ascent to power of Communism in Russia, not because it had anything to recommend it, but for the lessons it can teach us. First, the February Russian Revolution toppled the Russian monarchy and established a Provisional Government. Both go to great lengths to underscore how good the prospects were for the ancient regimes of Russia and France, if only they'd been allowed time to reform themselves gradually. . 2013, from the on-line version of The History of the Russian Revolution available at the Trotsky Internet Archive. For more information view the SAGE Journals Sharing page. If you have access to a journal via a society or association membership, please browse to your society journal, select an article to view, and follow the instructions in this box. Sean McMeekin. Between 1917 and 1922, Russia … From an award-winning scholar comes this definitive, single-volume history that illuminates the tensions and transformations of the Russian Revolution… The revolution had several factions and it appears that the one best at propaganda, as well as plundering gold and treasures, achieved control and authority. A New History. The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908-1923 … This is a welcome, but incomplete correction of the Trotsky's parts. This is, of course, Pipe's simplistic Reaganism, echoed here. ISBN-13: 9781781259030. And those lessons are also on full display in this book, even if I did not learn any new ones. In The Russian Revolution, acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin traces the events which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced Communism to the world. Sean McMeekin is one of the most interesting historians writing today; his previous work on the diplomatic crisis of July 1914 cast new and fascinating light on a subject that had been hitherto laboriously explored, the diplomatic crisis leading up to the outbreak of World War 1, whilst his work on the Berlin to Baghdad railway revealed groundbreaking insights into the strategic thinking behind the German-Ottoman alliance that could have altered the course of World War 1 had those plans come to fruition. Sean McMeekin is one of the most interesting historians writing today; his previous work on the diplomatic crisis of July 1914 cast new and fascinating light on a subject that had been hitherto laboriously explored, the diplomatic crisis leading up to the outbreak of World War 1, whilst his work on the Berlin to Baghdad railway revealed groundbreaking insights into the strategic thinking behind the German-Ottoman alliance that could have altered the course of World War 1 had those plans come to. $30. Between 1900 and 1920, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation: by the end of these two decades, a new regime was in place, the economy had … For more information view the SAGE Journals Article Sharing page. By Sean McMeekin. Some of those lessons are ones the author of this book, Sean McMeekin, wants to impart—the dangers of left-wing ideology, primarily. His intent is to relay what happened and try to avoid the meshing of history and ideology that has happened in either Soviet accounts of the events or in extraordinarily critical Western accounts (Pipes and others). The book ends recounting the multiple failures of the Lenin regime - massive starvation, hyper-inflation, establishment of totalitarianism, war against the church, etc. THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. Gets dry occasionally, but overall covers a quite captivating storyline of the world's bloodiest regime. The email address and/or password entered does not match our records, please check and try again. In The Russian Revolution, acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin traces the events which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced Communism to the world. Pipes based his two volumes, in large measure, on Trotsky's rebarbative "history". Although at times a little dry and challenging given the sheer cast of players and military units this is a well-structured and informative overview of the revolution. May 30th 2017 2017, Hardcover. World War I was very hard on the Russian Empire. Contact us if you experience any difficulty logging in. Taking advantage of the collapse of the … Between 1917 and 1922, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation. His careful writing beats back the powerful founding mythology and propaganda of the Soviet Union to reveal a more complex, uncertain, and traumatically unpredictable sequence of improbable and unimaginable events from prior to World War I, until after the Russian peasant wars. Seems like a readable enough account. $30. To read the fulltext, please use one of the options below to sign in or purchase access. As he did with the Ottoman Empire, McMeekin artfully describes how a proud empire can collapse and how the creation of its succeeding state began when that empire appeared strong and poised to continue. From an award-winning scholar comes this definitive, single-volume history that illuminates the tensions and transformations of the Russian Revolution. Leave this field blank: The definitive, single-volume history of the Russian Revolution, from an award-winning scholar In The Russian Revolution, acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin traces the events which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced Communism to the world. The e-mail addresses that you supply to use this service will not be used for any other purpose without your consent. The world must never forget it and, among the vast literature on the October Revolution, Sean McMeekin’s book The Russian Revolution: a New Story builds a monumental panorama of both its accidental nature and bloody, historic significance. 2018, Mass-market paperback. Among the very best of these is McKeekin’s latest work. I ended up liking this book on the Russian Revolution more than I thought I would. This is an interesting approach, but it fails to account for the actual meaning of the events that occurred. It is more of a necessary corrective to the Pipes's version than a thorough new history. Taking … The big mistake, in imperial Russia's case, was to become involved in WWI. He describes the Lenin's theories of Proletarian Revolution as some kind of ploy to undermine the Russian Army and pave the way for a German victory. McMeekin’s history… McMeekin stands on the shoulders authors such as Richard Pipes and Orlando Figes, but he also elaborates on his own … Nor does it speak well for its publisher, Basic Books. View or download all the content the society has access to. In The Russian Revolution, historian Sean McMeekin traces the origins and events of the Russian Revolution, which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and changed the course of world history. Does not seem to be a reliable source of information on the subject. This theory has no basis in fact and this book should be exposed for the fraud that it is. The big mistake, in imperial Russia's case, was to become involved in WWI. Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order: Scroll Down to Product Details for Release Date. Lenin concocted a hostile takeover of the Russian Army and Navy. So hard, in fact, that it led to the end of the Russian Empire. But now the world's first "proletarian" government had begun slaughtering urban proletarians, too. I am currently very focused on the ascent to power of Communism in Russia, not because it had anything to recommend it, but for the lessons it can teach us. Sean McMeekin, Professor of History at Bard College, argues that the Russian Revolution(s) of 1917 are misunderstood in the West because we have been influenced by the many accounts (such as Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed) that examine the upheaval using the concepts and the vocabulary of Marxist … This book utilizes documents recovered from Soviet era archives to give a more accurate political account of the revolution, looking at the growth of anti-Tsarist rhetoric in Russia, the liberal-nationalist initiated revolution that put an end to the Russian Empire, and the growth of the Bolshevik branch of left radicals. Books by Sean McMeekin. We rated this book: $ 30.00. Drawing on scores of previously untapped files from Russian archives and other repositories in Europe, Turkey and the United States, the author delivers the first comprehensive history of this turbulent history in two decades The author quite properly shows sufficient evidence to make the case that the bulk of the Russian military was still intact when events spiraled out of control in Petrograd in February, 1917. Most of Russia’s politicians we associate with the [October] Russian Revolution were not even in the country at the time. The Russian Revolution was a period of political and social revolution across the territory of the Russian Empire, commencing with the abolition of the monarchy in 1917 and concluding in 1923 with the Bolshevik establishment of the Soviet Union at the end of the Civil War. Read Online 6.5 MB Download. I seems that McMeekin has decided to go against the prevailing views about the Russian Revolution and conjure up his own interpretation of the events and their significance. I did not find this one particularly new or inspiring. [Sean McMeekin] -- "In The Russian Revolution, historian Sean McMeekin traces the origins and events of the Russian Revolution, which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into … The Bolshevik "coup" was easily avoidable. THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. The bread shortages in 1917 Petrograd were not my. Whatever Lenin's ultra-Zimmerwald call for turning the imperialist war into a civil war, it took the Russian state and military command's myopic fumbling and fears to cause its own army's collapse. Moving into the early 20th century, we see a war-weary Russia and frustration among soldiers. Paperback. Communism is the worst. The Russian Revolution was the most successful criminal conspiracy in history. I read a lot of history books and few authors can make history read like an action move, Sean McMeekin is one of those who really can do so. The Russian Revolution . Login failed. Sean McMeekin's "new" History of the Russian Revolution is very pleased with its "newness" and wants to big up some aspects of the Revolutionary milieu, whilst also justifying its "new" post 1991 archival trawl through "new" stuff. The Russian Revolution : A New History, by Sean McMeekin, is an interesting book chronicling the Russian Revolution from onset to about the 1920's, or the end of the Civil War. Between 1900 and 1920, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation: by the end of these two decades, a new regime was in place, the economy had … Between 1917 and 1922, Russia underwent a complete and … It's conservative, politically speaking, reminiscent of Schama's 'Citizens' and its handling of the French revolution. a| "In The Russian Revolution, historian Sean McMeekin traces the origins and events of the Russian Revolution, which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and changed the course of world history. The big shifts of WWI are covered quite well, if briskly. Twists, turns, red herrings, the usual suspects: These books have it all...and more. Sean McMeekin is quickly becoming one of my must-read authors. Those are valuable lessons, certainly, but if we haven’t learned them after many decades of left-wing horror shows, we’re not going to learn them from this book. He seems to have concentrated his study on the movement of large sums of money and gold during the course of 1917-1920. ; 9780465039906, $30.00 (hbk); 9780465094974, $19.99 (ebook) October: The Story of the Russian Revolution. Vladimir Lenin during the Russian Revolution, 1917. TThere are better histories of the Russian Revolution imaginable, but this is the best new one. Can't agree with this revisionism, which merely returns to discredited myths under the rubric of a "fresh examination." I can not recommend this book to the general reader. Moving into the early 20th century, we see a war-weary Russia and frustration among soldiers. While German intelligence did return Lenin to Russia via Finland station in the hopes of … I can not recommend this book to the general reader. "In The Russian Revolution, historian Sean McMeekin traces the origins and events of the Russian Revolution, which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power… Even the peasant wars had pitted, in theory at least, proletarians against "capitalist farmers." The author does not try to minimize or justify the atrocities committed during this bloody revolution. I should have known when I saw reactionary historian Richard Pipes being deified in the introduction. The Russian revolution : a new history. $35.00 . Related Editions. In terms of writing style, I feel like one of the strengths of the book is what other readers might have felt was a flaw. By continuing to browse Most interesting of all is the light that McMeekin shines on the Bolsheviks based on contemporary documentary evidence rather than the rewriting of history that became the hallmark of the Soviet state that Stalin built up. The lessons I am seeking, therefore, are more dynamic: how power can be grasped and used in fluid, chaotic situations, and by what kind of people. There was no longer even a whiff of pretense that the Communist government had the support of the people over whom it ruled. If you have the appropriate software installed, you can download article citation data to the citation manager of your choice. The lessons I am seeking, therefore, are more dy. Description. The definitive, single-volume history of the Russian Revolution, from an award-winning scholar In The Russian Revolution, acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin traces the events which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced Communism to the world. China Miéville, October: The Story of the Russian Revolution, Verso: London, 2017; 384 pp. The Mensheviks’ foreign policy included aggressive conduct of the war and an … The Russian Revolution by Sean McMeekin, 9781781259023, download free ebooks, Download free PDF EPUB ebook. ISBN-13: 9781478994794. Illustrated. Some of those lessons are ones the author of this book, Sean McMeekin, wants to impart—the dangers of left-wing ideology, primarily. Sean McMeekin offers a comprehensive look into the background and socio-economic factors in early 20th century Russia, as well as the brutal reality of the Tsar’s autocratic regime. by Basic Books. The definitive, single-volume history of the Russian Revolution, from an award-winning scholarIn The Russian Revolution, acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin traces the events which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced Communism to the world. “Trotsky's assault on Kronstadt in March 1921 marked a point of no return. 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