The Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes
Ground-breaking in its inclusiveness, enthralling in its narrative of a movement whose purpose, in the words of Leon Trotsky, was "to overthrow the world," The Russian Revolution draws conclusions that have already aroused great controversy in this country-and that are certain to be explosive when the book is published in the Soviet Union. Richard Pipes argues convincingly that the Russian Revolution was an intellectual, rather than a class, uprising; that it was steeped in terror from its very outset; and that it was not a revolution at all but a coup d'etat — "the capture of governmental power by a small minority."
The 386th greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 97th on The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century (National Review)