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The Bolsheviks

The Bolsheviks

The Intellectual and Political History of the Triumph of Communism in Russia, With a New Preface by the Author

Adam B. Ulam

ISBN 9780674078307

Publication date: 04/01/1998

The rise of the Bolsheviks is an epic Russian story that now has a definitive end. The major historian of the subject, Adam Ulam, has enlarged his classic work with a new Preface that puts the revolutionary moment, and especially Lenin, in perspective for our modern age.

Praise

  • 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 (from reviews of the first edition)

Author

  • Adam B. Ulam was Gurney Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard University.

Book Details

  • 598 pages
  • 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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