Bolsheviks in Power The First Year of Soviet Rule in Petrograd

ISBN-10: 0253220424

ISBN-13: 9780253220424

Edition: 2008

Authors: Alexander Rabinowitch

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 8/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694

Alex Rabinowitch, a world renowned authority on the history of the Russian Revolution, first came to Indiana University to teach in the 1968-1969 academic year. During a distinguished career that included the publication of The Bolsheviks Come to Power: The Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd and Prelude to Revolution: The Petrograd Bolsheviks and the July 1917 Uprising, Alex taught countless numbers of undergraduates and trained over twenty doctoral students in Soviet history. He also excelled in his service contributions to the university as Dean of International Programs from 1986-1993, as Director of the Russian and East European Institute from 1975-1984, and as Director of Graduate Studies in the department of history.Rabinowitch is also the coeditor of Russia in the Era of NEP: Explorations in Soviet Society and Culture, edited with Sheila Fitzpatrick and and Richard Stites.He is now an advisor to the Russian Archives project.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Prologue: The Bolsheviks and the October Revolution in Petrograd
The Defeat of the Moderates
Forming a Government
Rebels into Rulers
Gathering Forces
The Fate of the Constituent Assembly
War or Peace?
Fighting Lenin
"The Socialist Fatherland Is in Danger"
An Obscene Peace
Soviet Power on the Brink
A Turbulent Spring
Continuing Crises
The Northern Commune and the Bolshevik-Left SR Alliance
The Suicide of the Left SRs
Celebration amid Terror
The Road to "Red Terror"
The Red Terror in Petrograd
Celebrating "The Greatest Event in the History of the World"
Price of Survival
Chronology of Key Events
Selected Bibliography
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