Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914 – 1921

Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914 - 1921 Book Cover Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914 - 1921
Laura Engelstein
General History
Oxford University Press
2017
Kindle
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This is a clearly written, fairly comprehensive, and--as far as I can tell--accurate account of the Russian revolution and civil war. The author does a very good job of describing the Bolshevik's various machinations, and does a decent job of summarizing the kaleidoscopic political developments across Russia from 1917-1921.

That said, this is not a light read and readers not generally familiar with Russia and its revolution might find it to be rather heavy sledding. Figes' "A People's Tragedy" would probably be a better place to start for such readers interested in the Russian Revolution.

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