The Bolsheviks: The Intellectual and Political History of the Triumph of Communism in Russia

Adam Bruno Ulam (Author)
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Description

The rise of the Bolsheviks is an epic Russian story that now has a definitive end. The author has enlarged his work with a new preface that puts the revolutionary movement in perspective for the late-20th century.

Product Details

Price
$67.80
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Publish Date
April 01, 1998
Pages
598
Dimensions
5.55 X 1.46 X 8.56 inches | 1.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780674078307

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Reviews

From reviews of the first edition:
Notwithstanding the title...this is the most rewarding single study of Lenin that I have yet encountered...The really impressive feature of Ulam's book is that he is thinking hard all the way. No comfortable historical generalization or biographical cliché escapes his critical attention, and he has a most satisfying way of asking, in effect--is this an adequate explanation; what else may be involved? In these days of rampant 'be-that-as-it-may' writing, Ulam's intellectual seriousness is a great relief and pleasure.

--Henry L. Roberts "New York Times "
This biography of Lenin...is so good that it is not merely superior in degree to any other life of Lenin, but different in kind. The conjunction of scholar and artist is the rarest thing. We used to be told that it was worth learning Italian to read Dante. Here is a new one: it is worth developing an interest in Lenin to read Adam Ulam.--The Observer [UK]