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Russia : revolution and civil war, 1917-1921  Cover Image Book Book

Russia : revolution and civil war, 1917-1921 / Antony Beevor.

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  • ISBN: 9780593493878
  • Physical Description: 576 pages cm
  • Edition: First North American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2022]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"An epic new account of the conflict that reshaped Eastern Europe and set the stage for the rest of the twentieth century. Between 1917 and 1921 a devastating struggle took place in Russia following the collapse of the Tsarist empire. The doomed White alliance of moderate socialists and reactionary monarchists stood little chance against Trotsky's Red Army and the single-minded Communist dictatorship under Lenin. In the savage civil war that followed, terror begat terror, which in turn led to ever greater cruelty with man's inhumanity to man, woman and child. The struggle became a world war by proxy as Churchill deployed weaponry and troops from the British empire, while contingents from the United States, France, Italy, Japan, Poland, and Czechoslovakia played rival parts. Using the most up to date scholarship and archival research, Antony Beevor assembles the complete picture in a gripping narrative that conveys the conflict through the eyes of everyone from the worker on the streets of Petrograd to the cavalry officer on the battlefield and the doctor in an improvised hospital"-- Provided by publisher.

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