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China Mieville

October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

€13,95

In February of 1917 Russia was a backward, autocratic monarchy, mired in an unpopular war; by October, after not one but two revolutions, it had become the world's first workers' state, straining to be at the vanguard of global revolution. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? In a panoramic sweep, stretching from St Petersburg and Moscow to the remotest villages of a sprawling empire, Mieville uncovers the catastrophes, intrigues and inspirations of 1917, in all their passion, drama and strangeness. Intervening in long-standing historical debates, but told with the reader new to the topic especially in mind, here is a breathtaking story of humanity at its greatest and most desperate; of a turning point for civilisation that still resonates loudly today.

China Mieville tells the extraordinary story of this pivotal moment in history.

Format: Paperback
Published: in UK in 2018
Publisher: Verso Books
Pages: 384
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781784782788
ISBN 10: 1784782785

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October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

€13,95