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Russia: Bolshevik Revolution to 1925

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Kingston-Mann, Esther. "The majority as an obstacle to progress: radicals, peasants & the Russian Revolution," Radical America 16 (7-10/82):77-86.

Koenker, Diane P. "Men vs. women on the shop floor in early Soviet Russia: gender & class in the socialist workplace," American Historical Review 100,5 (1995):1438-64.

Phillips, Laura L. "In defense of their families: working-class women, alcohol & politics in revolutionary Russia," Journal of Women's History 11 (spr 99):97-120.

Smith, Gaddis. "Canada & the Siberian intervention, 1918-19," American Historical Review 64 (1958-9):866-77.

Suny, Ronald G. "Toward a social history of the October Revolution," American Historical Review 88 (1983):31-52

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Acton, Edward. Rethinking the Russian Revolution (NY: Oxford, 1990).

Adams, Arthur & Ronald Suny (eds.) The Russian Revolution & Bolshevik Victory: Visions & Revisions (3rd ed.; Lexington MA: D.C. Heath, 1990).

Aves, Jonathan. Workers Against Lenin: Labor Protest & the Bolshevik Revolution (NY: Tauris Academic Studies, 1996).

Avrich, Paul. The Russian Anarchists (Princeton: Princeton U, 1967).

__________. Kronstadt, 1921 (Princeton, 1970).

__________. The Anarchists in the Russian Revolution (Ithaca: Cornell, 1973).

Bailey, F.M. Mission to Tashkent (NY: Oxford, 1992).

Bergmann, Theodor (ed.) Bukharin in Retrospect (Armonk NY, 1992).

Brovkin, Vladimir. The Mensheviks after October: Socialist Opposition & the Rise of the Bolshevik Dictatorship (Ithaca: Cornell, 1987).

__________ (ed.) Dear Comrades: Menshevik Reports on the Bolshevik Revolution & Civil War (Stanford: Hoover Institution, 1991).

__________. Behind the Front Lines of the Civil War: Political Parties & Social Movements in Russia, 1918-1922 (Princeton NJ: Princeton U, 1994).

__________ (ed.) The Bolsheviks in Russian Society: The Revolution & Civil War (New Haven: Yale, 1997).

__________. Russia after Lenin: Politics, Culture & Society, 1921-1929 (NY, 1998).

Carr, Edward H. A History of Soviet Russia (NY, 1951).

__________. 1917: Before & After (London, 1969).

__________. The Bolshevik Revolution, 1917-1923 (NY, 1985).

__________. The Interregnum, 1923-24 (NY, 1954).

__________. The Russian Revolution: From Lenin to Stalin (NY, 1979).

Clements, Barbara Evans. Bolshevik Women (NY, 1997.

Cohen, Stephen F. Bukharin & the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography, 1888-1938 (NY, 1973).

Daniels, Robert V. Red October: The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 (NY, 1967).

Deutscher, Isaac. The Prophet Armed: Trotsky, 1879-1921 (NY, 1954).

__________. The Prophet Unarmed: Trotsky, 1921-1929 (London, 1959).

__________. The Unfinished Revolution: Russia, 1917-1967 (NY, 1967).

Eisenstein, Sergei. Potemkin: a Film (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1968).

Figes, Orlando. A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924 (NY, 1998).

Fitzpatrick, Sheila. The Commissariat of Enlightenment: Soviet Organization of Education & the Arts under Lunacharsky, October 1917-1921 (Cambridge: Cambridge U, 1970).

__________. The Russian Revolution, 1917-1932 (NY, 1982).

__________. The Cultural Front: Power & Culture in Revolutionary Russia (Ithaca: Cornell, 1992).

_________ & Yuri Slezkine (eds.) In the Shadow of the Revolution. Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War (Princeton: Princeton U, 2000).

_____________. The Russian Revolution (NY: Oxford, 2001).

Fogelsong, David S. America's Secret War against Bolshevism: US Intervention in the Russian Civil War, 1917-1920 (Chapel Hill, 1995).

Getzler, Israel. Kronstadt 1917-1921: The Fate of a Soviet Democracy (NY: Cambridge, 1983).

Gleason, Abbot; Peter Kenez & Richard Stites (eds.) Bolshevik Culture: Experiment & Order in the Russian Revolution (Bloomington: Indiana U, 1985).

Hill, Christopher. Lenin & the Russian Revolution (London, 1947).

Hough, Richard A. The Potemkin Mutiny (NY: Pantheon, 1961).

Kagarlitsky, Boris. The Thinking Reed: Intellectuals & the Soviet State from 1917 to the Present (London: Verso, 1989).

Kennedy-Pipe, Caroline. Russia & the World, 1917-1998 (NY: Oxford, 1998).

Kenez, Peter. Civil War in South Russia, 1918: The First Year of the Volunteer Army (Berkeley: U. California, 1971).

__________. Civil War in South Russia, 1919-1920: The Defeat of the Whites (Berkeley: U. California, 1977).

__________. The Birth of the Propaganda State: Soviet Methods of Mass Mobilization, 1927-1929 (NY: Cambridge, 1985).

__________. A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End (NY: Cambridge, 1999).

Kennan, George F. Russia & the West under Lenin & Stalin (NY, 1960).

King, David. Trotsky (NY, 1986).

Kingston-Mann, Esther. Lenin & the Problem of Marxist Peasant Revolution (NY, 1983).

Koenker, Diane P.; William G. Rosenberg & Ronald Grigor Suny (eds.) Party, State, & Society in the Russian Civil War: Exploration in Social History (Bloomington: U. Indiana, 1989).

Kozlov, Nicholas N. & Eric D. Weitz. Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin: A Centenary Appraisal (NY, 1990).

Lewin, Moshe. Lenin's Last Struggle (NY: Pantheon, 1968).

Maddox, Robert J. The Unknown War with Russia: Wilson's Siberian Intervention (San Rafael CA: Presidio, 1977).

McDermid, Jane & Anna Hillyar. Midwives of the Revolution: Female Bolsheviks & Women Workeers in 1917 (London: UCL, 1999).

McNeal, Robert H. Bride of the Revolution: Krupskaya & Lenin (Ann Arbor: U. Michigan, 1972).

Medvedev, Roy. Let History Judge: The Origins & Consquences of Stalinism (NY, 1971).

__________. The October Revolution (NY, 1979).

Melograni, Piero. Lenin & the Myth of World Revolution: Ideology & Reasons of State, 1917-1920 (Atlantic Highlands NJ, 1989).

Murphy, Kevin. Revolution & Counterrevolution: Class Struggle in a Moscow Metal Factory (Chicago: Haymarket, 2007).

Narkiewicz, Olga A. Marxism & the Reality of Power, 1919-1980 (London, 1981).

Nazaroff, Paul. Hunted through Central Asia: On the Run from Lenin’s Secret Police (NY: Oxford, 2002).

Nenarokov, Albert P. Russia in the 20th Century: The View of a Soviet Historian (NY, 1968).

Patenaude, Bertrand M. The Big Show in Bololand: The American Relief Expedition to Soviet Russia in the Famine of 1921 (Stanford: Stanford U, 2002).

Pearson, Michael. Inessa: Lenin's Mistress (?: Duckworth, 2001).

Peris, Daniel. Storming the Heavens. The Soviet League of the Militant Godless (Ithaca, 1998). Confrontation with popular religion in 1917-41.

Possony, Stefan (ed.) The Lenin Reader (Chicago, 1966).

Raleigh, Donald J. Experiencing Russia's Civil War: Politics, Society & Revolutionary Culture in Saratov, 1917-1922 (Princeton: Princeton U., 2002).

Reed, John. Ten Days that Shook the World (NY: Boni & Liveright, 1922 & many subsequent editions).

Serge, Victor. Year One of the Russian Revolution (Chicago: Rinehart & Winston, 1972).

Shlapentokh, Dmitry. The Counter-Revolution in Revolution: Images of Thermidor & Napoleon at the Time of the Russian Revolution & Civil War (NY, 1999).

Shub, David. Lenin (Harmondsworth, 1968).

Smith, S.A. The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (NY: Oxford, 2002).

Smith, Sharon (ed.) The Essential Alexandra Kollontai (Chicago: Haymarket, 2007).

Step, Eugene S. The Kronstadt Thesis for a Free Russian Government (trans. John F. O'Conor; NY: R. Speller, 1964).

Stites, Richard. Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Vision & Experimental Life in Russia during the Revolution (NY: Oxford, 1989).

Suny, Ronald Grigor. The Baku Commune, 1917-1918: Class & Nationality in the Russian Revolution (Princeton: Princeton U, 1972).

__________ & Terry Martin (eds.) A State of Nations: Empire & Nation-Making in the Age of Lenin & Stalin (NY: Oxford, 2001).

Trotsky, Leon. A History of the Russian Revolution (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1932; Chicago: Haymarket, 2007).

__________. The Age of Permanent Revolution: A Trotsky Anthology (NY, 1964).

Voline. 1917. The Russian Revolution Betrayed (London, 1954).

__________. The Unknown Revolution. Kronstadt 1921. Ukraine 1918-21 (London, 1955).

Volkogonov, Dmitri. Trotsky. The Eternal Revolutionary (NY, 1996).

__________. Lenin. A New Biography (NY, 1996).

Wilson, Edmund. To the Finland Station: A Study in the Writing & Acting of History (NY: Harcourt, Brace, 1940).

Wolfe, Bertram David. Three Who Made a Revolution: A Biographical History [1948] (4th rev. ed.; NY: Dial, 1964).

Wood, Elizabeth A. The Baba & the Comrade: Gender & Politics in Revolutionary Russia (Bloomington, 1997).

Young, Glennys. Power & the Sacred in Revolutionary Russia: Religious Activists in the Village (University Park PA, 1997).

In the Library: Fiction

Birdsell, Sandra. Katya (Minneapolis: Milkweed, 1999). Waves of revolutionary violence as experienced by Ukrainian Mennonites.

Bukharin, Nikolai. How it All Began (NY, 1999).

Gorky, Maxim. A Sky-Blue Life & Other Stories (NY, 1964).

__________. Mother (NY: D. Appleton, 1907 & many later editions).

__________. Fragments from My Diary (Harmondsworth, 1940).

Pasternak, Boris. Doctor Zhivago (NY, 1958).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio:

Film & Video

"Doctor Zhivago" [1965], dir. David Lean, 180m. Epic story of aristocrats awash in the waves of Revolution.

"A Fatal Stroke: The Fall of Lenin & the Rise of Leninism" [199?], by Opus Television for S4C, 25m. Documentary on Lenin's secretly prepared speech denouncing Stalin to 12th Party Congress, undelivered when stroke left him speechless on 3/9/23.

"The Hunt for the True October: The Real Russian Revolution" [199?], by Opus Television for S4C, 25m. From Films for the Humanities a Sciences. Historians Orlando Figes & Vitaly Startsev deconstruct popular myths reinforced by Eisenstein's "October," & explore "what ifs" of 1917.

"Lenin According to Lenin" [?], by ?, 60m. Uses his own words to tell the story of Bolshevik rise to power. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

"October" [1927, restored 1967], dir. Sergei Eisenstein, 104m. From Corinth Video. Silent, on 1917 Revolution.

"The October 1917 Revolution & After" [?], by ?, 26m. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Documentary built from contemporary footage on period from defeat of Tsarist armies to Bolshevic rise to power.

"Potemkin" [1925], dir. Sergei Eisenstein, 73m. From Video Images.

"Rasputin: The Holy Devil" [199?], by ?, 48m. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Documentary on role of this charismatic advisor in last years of Tsarist court, compiled from materials in Russian State Historical Archive.

"Reds" [1981], dir. Warren Beatty, 200m. Revolutionary Moscow through the eyes of the American correspondent John Reed.

"Ten Days that Shook the World" [1928], dir. Sergei Eisenstein, 102m. From Video Images.

"Ten Days that Shook the World" [1987], by Granada Television, 77m. From MPI Home Video.

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