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Published: 01 March 2017

384 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190658915

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Was Revolution Inevitable?

Turning Points of the Russian Revolution

Tony Brenton

  • Examines key moments of contingency when a single decision or a random accident could have altered the Russian Revolution and therefore world history
  • Features top scholars in Russian History, including Richard Pipes on the Kornilov affair, Orlando Figes on the October Revolution, Dominic Lieven on foreign intervention, and Martin Sixsmith on the attempted assassination of Lenin in 1918
  • Fourteen contributions place the events of 1917 in the context of more recent events in Russia and the Crimea