By Alan Woods
Bolshevism: the line to Revolution : a historical past of the Bolshevik social gathering from the Early Beginnings to the October Revolution
THIS is a close historical past of the Bolshevik celebration from its earliest beginnings as much as the October Revolution, written by means of a number one member of the Socialist attraction workforce. it is going to be a great addition to any Marxist’s bookshelf simply because, as Alan Woods himself issues out: ‘With a couple of honourable exceptions, equivalent to the paintings performed through the French Marxist historians Pierre Broué and Marcel Liebman, it truly is very unlikely to discover a historical past of the Bolshevik occasion definitely worth the difficulty of reading.’
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Bolshevism - The Road to Revolution: A History of the Bolshevik Party by Alan Woods