Soviet Union Reading List

A History of Bolshevism

Arthur Rosenberg, Doubleday Anchor
A very excellent, perhaps the best, short history of the revolution. 
A critical but sympathetic well written account.

The Unknown Revolution

Voline, Free Life Editions, New York
Readable, comprehensive and well reasoned. It deals especially with the period before the Revolution (1825-1905), the period of the 1905 revolt, the general Anarchist influence in the Revolution, and the Bolshevik dynamics, as well s the Kronstadt and Makhnovist experiences.


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