October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

China Mieville (Author) John Banks (Read by)
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Description

The renowned fantasy and science fiction writer China Mieville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution, and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive take on its history.

In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine months later it became the first socialist state in world history. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked by not one but two revolutions?

This is the story of the extraordinary months between those upheavals, in February and October, of the forces and individuals who made 1917 so epochal a year, of their intrigues, negotiations, conflicts and catastrophes. From familiar names like Lenin and Trotsky to their opponents Kornilov and Kerensky; from the byzantine squabbles of urban activists to the remotest villages of a sprawling empire; from the revolutionary railroad Sublime to the ciphers and static of coup by telegram; from grand sweep to forgotten detail.

Historians have debated the revolution for 100 years, its portents and possibilities: the mass of literature can be daunting. But here is a book for those new to the events, told not only in their historical import but in all their passion and drama and strangeness. Because as well as a political event of profound and ongoing consequence, Mieville reveals the Russian Revolution as a breathtaking story.

Product Details

Price
$9.99
Publisher
Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publish Date
August 04, 2017
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.9 X 6.9 inches | 0.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
MP3 CD
EAN/UPC
9781543625516

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About the Author

China Tom MiƩville FRSL is an English fantasy fiction author, comic writer, political activist and academic. He often describes his work as weird fiction and allied to the loosely associated movement of writers sometimes called New Weird.
John Banks was a longtime editor at The Dallas Morning News, where he supervised coverage of three Olympics. He has worked at ESPN since 2006, supervising NFL coverage on ESPN.com. John is a member of the Connecticut Civil War Roundtable and speaks frequently about Antietam throughout Connecticut.