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Old April 7th, 2016, 07:36 PM   #1

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Brief Book reviews: Communist Russian History!


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Old April 7th, 2016, 07:40 PM   #2

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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/History-Russian-Revolution-Leon-Trotsky/dp/1931859450"]History of the Russian Revolution: Leon Trotsky: 9781931859455: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yaANB%2BQQL.@@AMEPARAM@@51yaANB%2BQQL[/ame]

Title- History of the Russian Revolution
Author- Leon Trotsky
Pages- 1040
Date Published- 1932
Brief Description- A sheer masterpiece of the Russian revolution from the beginning to the end we see the entire revolution
Knowledge Level- Medium
Recommended- Yes for sure
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Nomenklatura by Mikhail Voslensky would be the best read on the ruling elite of USSR, probably. Maybe a little bit biased, maybe thick (600+ pages) but I used to read some chapters from this book at teenage age when we are quite A-political and still have it at my dacha (summer house).
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Old April 7th, 2016, 08:05 PM   #4

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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/First-Five-Years-Communist-International/dp/087348830X"]The First Five Years of the Communist International, Vol 1: Leon Trotsky: 9780873488303: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VSr-u7esL.@@AMEPARAM@@41VSr-u7esL[/ame]

Title- The First Five Years of the Communist International, Vol 1
Author- Leon Trotsky
Pages-432
Date Published- 1924
Brief Description- A series of writtings and speeches given to the first four Comintern congresses
Knowledge Level- Advanced
Recommended- yes
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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Betrayed-Leon-Trotsky/dp/0486433986/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460089317&sr=1-1"]The Revolution Betrayed: Leon Trotsky, Max Eastman: 9780486433981: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AFdO9VNGL.@@AMEPARAM@@51AFdO9VNGL[/ame]

Title- The Revolution Betrayed
Author- Leon Trotsky
Pages- 240
Date Published- 1937
Brief Description- A Marxist analysis on how Stalin destroyed the revolution
Knowledge Level- Advanced
Recommended- Yes
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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/State-Revolution-V-I-Lenin/dp/0717801969"]State and Revolution: V. I. Lenin: 9780717801961: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TU-9mPw5L.@@AMEPARAM@@41TU-9mPw5L[/ame]


Title- State and Revolution
Author- V. I. Lenin
Pages- 103
Date Published- 1918
Brief Description- A concise revolutionary analysis of the role of the State
Knowledge Level- Beginner
Recommended- Yes
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Title- The Communist Manifesto
Author- Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Pages- 274
Date Published- 1848
Brief Description- Its the manifesto of communists?
Knowledge Level- Beginner
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Title- Military Writings
Author- Leon Trotsky
Pages- 1129
Date Published- 1918
Brief Description- A summary of the civil war and a look at how the revolution organised
Knowledge Level- Advanced
Recommended- Yes
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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Attempt-Autobiography-Editions/dp/0486456099/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460090551&sr=1-4&keywords=leon+trotsky"]Amazon.com: My Life: An Attempt at an Autobiography (Dover Value Editions) (9780486456096): Leon Trotsky: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QZv%2BNcnwL.@@AMEPARAM@@51QZv%2BNcnwL[/ame]


Title- My Life: An Attempt at an Autobiography
Author- Leon Trotsky
Pages- 624
Date Published- 1930
Brief Description- The only autobiography written by a Bolshevik leader
Knowledge Level- Medium
Recommended- Yes
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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Economic-History-USSR-1917-1991-Economics/dp/0140157743/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460103970&sr=1-11&keywords=USSR"]An Economic History of the USSR: 1917-1991, 3rd Edition (Penguin Economics): Alec Nove: 9780140157741: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412SH75Y13L.@@AMEPARAM@@412SH75Y13L[/ame]

Title- An Economic History of the USSR: 1917-1991, 3rd Edition (Penguin Economics
Author- Alec Nove
Pages- 473
Date Published- 1993
Brief Description- A book detailing the economy of the soviet union
Knowledge Level- Advanced
Recommended- No it is a tad outdated apparently and is more for people who are into the economic side of the soviet union
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